'Khul Ke Khel': PCB releases official PSL 9 anthem

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Sports Desk
Singer Ali Zafar in this still taken from the video of the PSl 9 anthem Khul Ke Khel. — YouTube/PakistanSuperLeague
Singer Ali Zafar in this still taken from the video of the PSl 9 anthem "Khul Ke Khel". — YouTube/PakistanSuperLeague

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wednesday released the official anthem titled "Khul Ke Khel" for the ninth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 9) starring Pakistani heartthrobs Ali Zafar and Aima Baig.

The song, written, composed and produced by Zafar, features snippets and clips of all six franchises showing key moments from the previous PSL edition.

The ninth edition of the PSL is set to kick off on February 17 at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium and will feature two-time champions and current titleholders, Lahore Qalandars going up against Islamabad United, winners of the 2016 and 2018 PSL seasons.

The tournament will be played across four cities — Karachi, Lahore, Multan, and Rawalpindi — culminating in the final at the National Bank Stadium in Karachi on March 18. The tournament, featuring six teams, will consist of 34 T20 matches.

During the course of the competition, Karachi will host 11 matches, including the Qualifier, two Eliminators, and the final. Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore and Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi will each host nine matches. Multan, known as the city of saints, will witness five matches.

The tickets for the mega event, which were made available on February 6, have been set at  Rs6,000 (VIP), Rs3,000 (Premium), Rs2,000 (First class) and Rs1,000 (General).

Meanwhile, the tickets for the final which is to be played on March 18 at the National Bank Stadium in Karachi, have been set at Rs8,000 (VIP), Rs4,000 (Premium), Rs2,500 (First class) and Rs1,000 (General).

The tickets for the qualifier will be sold for Rs5,000 (VIP), Rs2,500 (Premium), Rs1,500 (First class) and  Rs750 (General) while tickets for the two eliminators have been priced at Rs5,000 (VIP), Rs3,000 (Premium), Rs1,500 (First class) and Rs750 (General).