Closing ceremony of PSL win hearts of packed crowd

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Lahore

A daring free fall by the five bravo paratroopers of the Pakistan Army was the highlight of the closing ceremony of the second edition of the Pakistan which won the hearts of the packed crowd here on Sunday evening.
The agile paratroopers received standing ovation from the crowd when they landed at the Gadaffi stadium along with Pakistan and flags of the five respective side.
A two minute documentary highlighting the sacrifices of the martyrs of war against terror was shown to pay homage to them. Renowned singer Ali Zafar, Fakhar and Ali Azmat performed to entertain the crowd with their famous national and other songs. The cricket crazy crowd gave a warm welcome when both the finalist teams, Peshawar and Quetta entered the ground. Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy showed a kind gesture by having salfees with the fans besides dancing on the tune of the drum along with other team members. Speaking on the occasion Chairman, PSL, Najam Sathi gave credit of holding the final to historic Gadaffi stadium to Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif . “Punjab Chief Minister took personal interest to ensure the happening the of this mega final in a peaceful manner in Lahore and we are thankful to him for his all out support and bold decision to supporting our decision to bring PSL final to Lahore “, he added. He said cricket has brought closer the people of Pakistan across the country and it has helped in enhancing national unity . “Today from Khyber to Karachi and one part of the country to another all the people are displaying unity which is because of cricket and we will continue our efforts in future as well to bring such cricket activities to Pakistan “, said PSL Chairman.
Najam said PSL and Pakistan cricket belong to the people of the Pakistan who extended all out support and cooperation to turn the dream of bringing the final to its home of cricket. “PSL is the event of the people of Pakistan who are together at one platform to show to the world that they peace loving and decent people “,he said adding “ Without the support of people it was not possible to bring the final to Pakistan “. He said the PSL has also the support of all the political parties. He said today’s final has proved that Pakistani people are capable of doing productive work and congratulated the people of Pakistan for making the final a big success.
Najam Sathi said it was also the result of the hard work and efforts of PCB and PSL administrations that PSL final came to Pakistan. He said two top teams are playing the final which promises exciting cricket.
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 final opening ceremony kicked off Sunday evening with parachutists making a dramatic entry at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.