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PSL kicks off with colourful ceremony in Dubai

DUBAI: The grand opening ceremony of Pakistan Super League has just commenced in Dubai with cricket lovers thronging the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, ARY News reported.

The crowds cheered in anticipation of thrilling performance by their favorite cricketing stars from all over the world. The stadium glittered with different colors presenting a lovely sight to already enthralled spectators.

The ceremony is underway and will be followed by the inaugural T20 match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators at 9pm tonight.

UAE Minister for Culture, Youth and Social Development, His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan,  honored the ceremony with his opening remarks.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shehryar Khan, Najam Sethi and Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari also stood beside His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

The countdown began as Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari pressed the button, followed by the PCB chief and Najam Sethi’s remarks.

Renowned actor and presenter Mohib Mirza and Sanam Saeed rocked the center-stage with their electrifying performance.

Pakistani heartthrob Ali Zafar and renowned global musician Sean Paul were also roped in to perform at the opening ceremony among several others.

The skippers of all five teams Karachi Kings, Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars were also led into the stadium followed by rest of the team members. Karachi Kings skipper Shoaib Malik accompanied Mr. Salman Iqbal, the owner of the highest paid PSL franchise, into the Dubai stadium.

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Posted by Karachi Kings on Thursday, February 4, 2016

 

At this moment the crowd could easily be heard chanting ‘Karachi Jeetay Ga‘ voicing huge support for Karachi Kings.

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