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Pakistan Super League kick off with a colorful ceremony in Dubai

PSL Opening Ceremony 2017
Posted: February 10, 2017 at 10:29 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The second edition of PSL was started with the glorious PSL opening ceremony that was held in Dubai International cricket stadium.

PSL Opening Ceremony 2017

PSL Opening Ceremony 2017 source : www.espncricinfo.com

The PSL Opening ceremony was started with fascinating fireworks. A large crowd  gathered to support PSL 2017 and the people were very excited about this opening. The theme song of PSL was sung by a famous rockstar Ali Zafar along with heartthrob Pakistani singer Shahzad Roy and Shaggy who is a Jamaican Rapper. The anthem of PSL titled as ‘Ab Khail Jamey ga’ has been composed, written and sung by Ali Zafar.  Cultural dances were also performed in the opening ceremony that has increased event’s beauty and portrayed the true colors of Pakistan.

After these colorful performances in the PSL Opening Ceremony, all five teams along with their captains came to the stage. Their arrivals were according to their name’s alphabetical order. The five captains of all teams also signed PSL memorabilia bat. All franchises’ captains signed the pledge that was read by Ramiz Raja, the former Pakistan captain. The Spirit trophy that is encrystaled with 50,000 crystals was also displayed in the event. The ceremony was hosted by Fahad Mustafa. As the Dubai stadium was excessively crowded, therefore, cricket management tried to arrange screens outside the stadium to entertain even greater number of people. The unsual thing in PSL2 as compared to previous edition is the presence of only two franchises having Pakistani captains. These teams are Islamabad United team, that will be captained by Misbah ul Haq and Quetta Gladiators team that will be captained by the young energetic player Sarfraz Ahmed. Remaining three teams will be led by international cricket players including Darren Sammy, Kumar Sangakara and Brendon McCullum.

Pakistani famous singers Ali Zafar, Shahzad Roy and internationally famous singer Shagy rocked the floor with their incredible performances. In the start, Ali Zafar won the audience hearts with his rocking performance. After that Shahzad Roy came to the stage and amazed the crowd with his desi performance and at the end Shaggy came to give bombastic impact with his outstanding performance.

The PSL chairman Najam Sethi spoke to the crowd. He called PSL second edition as an honor for Pakistanis, as because of it whole nation has shown that they can even deliver in the toughest situations. He also mentioned about the PSL final that is going to be held in Lahore, the heart of Pakistan. He also said that by arranging final in Lahore, we will show to whole world that Pakistan is a peaceful country. He also promised to bring foreign teams at home after this PSL final that is decided to be arranged in Lahore. At the end he asked nation to ensure PSL tournament success as it is ow nation’s responsibility to make it a successful one. The previous Pakistan’s captain Ramiz Raja also spoke to the media and he also revealed maroon and green caps that are supposed to be handed over to the best bowler and best batsman in the game. He said that PSL has been bringing innovations and introduction of green and maroon caps is one of them. The specialty about these caps are that they will support logo of Edhi Foundation in the memory of the legend late Abdul Star Edhi. After this gorgeous ceremony,  Peshawar Zalmi played Islamabad United team in the cricket ground for their first match of HBL PSL 2017.

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