PSL 7 kicks off with colourful opening ceremony
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The seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) kicked off at Karachi's National Stadium Thursday with a colourful opening ceremony.
Singers Atif Aslam and Aima Baig turned up the heat on a cold Karachi evening by performing this year's anthem 'Agay Dekh'. Prime Minister Imran Khan's special message to PSL teams was also played during the ceremony, followed by a vibrant fireworks display.
The ceremony will be followed by a match between defending champions Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam will lead the Kings while wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan is the captain for Sultans.
Outstanding fireworks and an amazing opening ceremony of the #PSL7. That one month of the year begins when we all forget everything and get to watch our favorite players in action. Let the game begin!#KKvMS #PSL2022 #LevelHai pic.twitter.com/2mupx0rIrE— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) January 27, 2022
The recent rise of coronavirus cases across Pakistan has forced the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to limit spectators in Karachi — which will host matches until Feb 7 — to 25 per cent only, following recommendations by the National Command and Operation Centre.
No such decision has been taken for Lahore yet, with the city’s Gaddafi Stadium set to host PSL matches from February 10 to 27, including the final.