PSL kicks off with colourful ceremony in Dubai

DUBAI: Edition two of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) kicked off on Thursday with the opening ceremony at Dubai International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The opening ceremony started with the national anthems of Pakistan and the UAE. Organizers billed it to be an entertaining event, with celebrity appearances and a fireworks display.

The stadium floodlights were switched off, while LED lights of different hues were used for a lights display in addition to live performance by musicians.  Drummers suspended from the top wearing fancy clothes put on quite a show.

Celebrity and TV show host Fahad Mustafa was host of the opening ceremony.

Songs in the four provincial languages were played, as dancers in traditional wear took center stage.

Renowned artists and singers enthralled the audience with their super performance.

Addressing the ceremony, Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Shaharyar Khan said that holding of PSL final in Lahore will give a message to the world that Pakistan provides normal and conducive environment for sports.  He said we have tried very hard to make this event successful.

Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan Super League Chairman Najam Sethi said final match of PSL will be played in Lahore.

He said holding of Pakistan Super League will prove to be a milestone in the revival of international cricket in Pakistan.—Radio Pakistan