Friday Jan 28, 2022
The much-awaited Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 kicked off on Thursday with an impressive opening ceremony at Karachi's National Stadium.
Compared to the star-studded event hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in the past, this time only PSL 7 anthem singers Atif Aslam and Aima Baig performed the PSL anthem 'Agay Dekh'.
The 20-minute ceremony in Karachi cost nearly Rs25 million, Geo News reported, citing sources.
The event began with a video of PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja and Prime Minister Imran Khan, where the latter announced the opening of the game followed by a documentary highlighting the journey of cricket in Pakistan, featuring a voiceover by Raja.
Paragliders also descended from the sky at one point, making a clean landing in the stadium.
More than Rs200 million was spent on last year's virtual PSL opening ceremony.
Some bits of last year's opening ceremony were recorded in Turkey, Istanbul, and aired on TV due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, 20% crowd was in attendance.