PSL 2020 opening ceremony enthralls audience in Karachi

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As the opening ceremony of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 kicked off Thursday, with fans demonstrating excitement and enthusiasm as more than 300 artists are set to deliver high-octane performances before Islamabad United locks horns with the Quetta Gladiators.
Quetta Gladiators and the Islamabad United will lock horns as the two-time champions face off against arguably the strongest team in the tourna-ment and defending champions Quetta Gladiator.
Thousands of fans in the stadium will be on the edge of their seats and millions around the globe will be glued to their television sets as renowned artists like Abrar-ul-Haq, Aima Baig, Abu Mohammad, Fareed Ayaz, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sajjad Ali, Sanam Marvi and rock band Soch em-bellish the ceremony with their breath-taking per-formances.
Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar, Haroon and Asim Azhar will perform PSL 2020’s anthem “Tayyar Hain”. The glittery ceremony, which will be held before the opening match of the tournament between defend-ing champions Quetta Gladiators and two-time champion Islamabad United, will also include rivet-ing acts and a spectacular fireworks show.
Preparations for the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) encoun-tered major challenges after the management of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) made three organisa-tional blunders in the build-up to the ceremony, it has been learnt.
According to a report on Wednesday, the PCB installed two giant screens at Karachi’s National Stadium for the opening ceremony that have report-edly blocked the view of at least two enclosures in the stadium.
The tickets for these two enclosures, priced at Rs2,500 initially, have been reduced to Rs1,500, but it is still unclear whether the ticket-holders possess-ing the tickets to these enclosures will be allowed inside the stadium for the opening ceremony before the match starts. The news channel also reported that the PCB is yet to finalise a protocol through which those who purchased tickets at the initial price would be re-funded for their payment.—APP