Live: PSL 2017 opening ceremony

Live: PSL 2017 opening ceremony
Live: PSL 2017 opening ceremony

DUBAI: The stage is set for the glittering opening ceremony of the second edition of PSL 2017 in Dubai. The event will be hosted by Fahad Mustafa and crowd will be entertained by performances Ali Zafar, Shehzad Roy and the internationally famed singer Shaggy.

A huge crowd has already arrived in the stadium, whereas, players and officials have also started to arrive at the venue.

The ceremony has just kicked off in Dubai. UAE’s and Pakistan’s national anthems are being played in Dubai.

The Flying Drummers are now giving their scintillating performance, the crowd is roaring at their beats. Its all dark in the stadium while the drummers’ crew is wearing glowing outfits. The scenes are absolutely brilliant.

Performers are performing on cultural songs and promoting the culture of Pakistan’s four provinces in the ceremony. The visuals are beautiful and the crowd is loving every bit of it.

Now its time to welcome all five franchises on the stage. The first team to make their way on to the stage are the reigning champions, Islamabad United with their mentor Wasim Akram and head coach Dean Jones. Islamabad United’s ambassador Fawad Khan is also accompanying them. Karachi Kings are now on their way to the stage.

Karachi Kings’ owner Mr. Salman Iqbal is leading his side to the stage. Its a memorable scene for cricket fanatics as Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawerdene, Keiron Pollard and other international stars are walking side by side.

Lahore Qalandars are the next team coming on the stage, led by their owner Mr. Fawad Rana. Brendon McCullum along with his star studded team are marching to the stage with their anthem being played in the stadium.

Peshawar Zalmi, the team that held third position in the first edition of the league are now coming on the stage. There is huge roar for Shahid Afridi, who captained the side in the first season and now handed over the captaincy band to Darren Sammy.

The runners up of PSL 2016, Quetta Gladiators are out now. Nadeem Omar, the team owner are leading the side to the stage with Sarfraz Ahmed and the legendary West Indian batsman Sir Viv Richards with him. All five franchises are now on the grand stage of PSL 2017 opening ceremony.

Najam Sethi the PSL chairman once again emphasized that the final of PSL 2017 will be played in Lahore. He said that they will convey the message to the world that Lahore is a lively place to play cricket. After the final of PSL, they will look to bring international cricket in Pakistan. He gave all the credit to people of Pakistan and UAE for portraying a positive image of Pakistan and filling the stadiums to show the world that they love this sports.

All five captains of PSL got their hands on the ‘Spirit Trophy’.

3-7 Shaggy is on the stage now and singing his signature song ‘Mr. Boombastic’. He is entertaining the crowd to the fullest, spectators at the stadium are dancing on the tunes.

Its time for some local music in Dubai Stadium, Shehzad Roy is making the crowd go ‘Ballay Ballay’. People are loving the performance of their local star.

Pakistan’s very own Rockstar, Ali Zafar has got the mic in his hand now to sing PSL’s officials anthems along with some of his own numbers. The crowd is going all crazy on ‘Ab Khel Jamay ga’. Its a fabulous performance! Jaw-dropping fireworks in Dubai stadium to end the ceremony. It was surely Bigger and Better this time! 16593830_10154457969486523_1989808107_o Its the end of PSL 2017 opening ceremony.