That is the second time that a gap ceremony is being held in Karachi. The Nationwide Stadium had additionally performed host to the opening ceremony for the 2020 version.
The opening ceremonies for the primary 4 editions had been held in Dubai.
The ceremony, which was being attended by a 20% crowd to fill the stands, was opened with the nationwide anthem of Pakistan.
PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani welcomed the abroad gamers, assist employees and friends firstly of the ceremony .
“This 12 months’s PSL is being performed in solely Karachi and Lahore and on account of coronavirus 7,500 individuals will have the ability to [attend matches in] Karachi and 5,500 in Lahore,” mentioned Mani. He added that he’s “hopeful” that if the scenario stays secure then extra individuals will probably be ready allowed to attend the matches.
He thanked the followers for making PSL Pakistan’s “largest model”. He additionally prolonged gratitude to the federal government for permitting PCB to carry the PSL.
Mani wished all of the six groups the perfect of luck within the competitors and hoped that the perfect staff wins the trophy.
Following the welcome by Mani, the HBL president spoke to the viewers.
With the formalities finished and dusted, celebrity Atif Aslam took the stage along with his tune Adat, that shot him to fame within the nation.
With the viewers left shocked by Atif’s efficiency, in got here singer Imran Khan along with his hit tune “Amplifier”.
The efficiency was arguably extra “amplified” as actress Humaima Mallick danced to the observe, moreover swaying to “Bewafa” and different songs.
With the viewers pumped up by Atif, Imran Khan and Humaima Mallick. the stage was all set for Nassebo Lal, Aima Baig, and Younger Stunners to come back and enthrall the viewers with the anthem for this 12 months’s version “Groove Mera”.
To prime off all of the celebrations, the PCB placed on a fireworks show to mark the beginning of cricket festivities.
Now, the defending champions Karachi Kings will face off in opposition to Quetta Gladiators in an evening match within the first match of the season.