Pakistan Super League 2018 begins with glittering ceremony

Pakistan Super League 2018 begins with glittering ceremony

The PSL debutants, Multan Sultans, defeated the reigning champions Peshawar Zalmi by seven wickets in the opening fixture of the third edition of PSL on Thursday.

Amid all the frenzy Najam Sethi, the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board made it a point to address the mammoth crowd. Last year, 24 matches happened, this year there will be 34. The finalists of 2017 edition, Quetta Gladiators will be playing 5 matches each on both venues. "We must not let PSL become a victim of politics".

"The cricketers in Dubai and Sharjah will not be employed outside the UAE till the playoff stage".

The first performer of the night was the legendary Sufi singer Abida Parween.

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Hosted by film star Hareem Farooq and Bilal Ashraf, Pakistani heart-throb Ali Zarfar performed on a song of his upcoming Pakistani film Teefa.

The American crooner started off with a lesser known number before lip-syncing to his famous track Swalla, which has over a billion views on YouTube.

The most awaited time of the year, the star-studded cricket event of Pakistan Super League is finally here. Zalmi, captained by Darren Sammy and Sultans' captained by Shoaib Malik, are to begin the third year of PSL with their teams.

This is due to the PCB's nearly decade-long inability to hold a home series at home - a predicament that the PSL seems to be helping remedy bit by bit each year.

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