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Moody appointed as head coach of Multan Sultans

Moody appointed as head coach of Multan Sultans

Former Australian top-order batsman Tom Moody was appointed as the head coach of Multan Sultans – the newly-introduced side in the Pakistan Super League – in a ceremony held in Karachi on Friday.

The 51-year old has had coaching stints with Sri Lanka and Sunrisers Hyderabad, a Hyderabad-based Indian Premier League franchise.

Sunrisers Hyderabad won the IPL championship in 2016 after a very close contest with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the finals.

Multan Sultans confirmed Wasim Akram as Director Cricket during the ceremony. The legendary fast-bowler was part of Islamabad United during the first two PSL editions as a mentor.

The Multan Sultans also unveiled their logo and kit.

In June, Schön group, a Dubai-based enterprise well-established in the real estate business, won the rights to the sixth franchise of the Pakistan Super League, and chose Multan as its team.

As many as 30 companies, according to the PCB, showed interest in the franchise, with about 12 submitting bids. Out of these bids, only Schön made a bid high enough to meet the base price of USD 5.2 million per year.

The PCB had been considering adding a sixth team to the tournament after its first season in 2016, but a contract between the PCB and the five franchises meant the expansion could take place only after the second season.