Dubai: Pakistan’s Biggest Cricket Show will feature the greatest entertainment show in the country’s history with no less than 350 performers set to fascinate cricket fans at the opening ceremony of “HBL-PSL 2020” February 20.
The opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the T20 Cricket League will be held on Thursday at the Karachi National Stadium. The opening ceremony will also include a huge fireworks display and those who cannot purchase tickets for the grand opening day will be able to watch the show live streaming and on various TV channels.
According to the PSL statement, “Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, is set to be set on fire as artists from different musical genres – Sufi, pop, rock, bhangra and folk – come together to perform at what will be the most grand opening ceremony of history. of the HBL PSL-2020 ”.
Thousands of fans in the stadium will be on the edge of their seats and millions of people around the world will be glued to their televisions as world famous artists perform at the event. Some of the main singers who will perform at the event include: as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Abrar-ul-Haq, Aima Baig, Abu Mohammad, Fareed Ayaz, Sajjad Ali, Sanam Marvi and the rock band Soch will complement the ceremony with their breathtaking performances, while Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar, Haroon and Asim Azhar will perform the HBL PSL 2020 anthem Tayyar Hain (we’re ready).
The glittering ceremony, to be held ahead of the tournament opener between defending champions Quetta Gladiators and two-time champions Islamabad United, will also feature captivating acts and a spectacular fireworks display.
PCB Commercial Director Babar Hamid said: “It is only fitting that a grand and glamorous opening ceremony is held to welcome Pakistan’s own HBL PSL to the country. We’ve brought together all of the country’s top performers to set the tone for what will be an epic tournament. “
The ceremony, which will last approximately one hour, will begin at 6:45 p.m. The draw for the first match will take place at 8:30 p.m., while the highly anticipated first ball of the HBL PSL 2020 will be delivered at 9 p.m.
The HBL Pakistan Super League 2020, the biggest cricket show in Pakistan since the 2008 Asian Cup, will win a total prize of US $ 1 million.
The winners of the March 22 final under the lights of the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore will receive a check for US $ 500,000 accompanied by a sparkling trophy, while the finalist will receive a check for US $ 200,000.
In addition to the above, there will be a number of other cash rewards, including US $ 4,500 each for the 34 players in the matches. In addition, US $ 80,000 will be distributed equally to player of the tournament, top batsman, top bowler and Spirit of Cricket.
The remaining amount will be distributed for other match-related rewards like best catch, best run-out and most six.
The 34 matches and 32 days of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 will be the biggest cricket extravaganza to take place in Pakistan and the first since the 2008 Six-Team Asian Cup. Twelve years ago, the four countries of the time were joined by the United States of America. Emirates and Hong Kong in a 13-match tournament in Karachi and Lahore. Sri Lanka beat India in the final at the national stadium by 100 points.
Prior to this tournament, Pakistan had hosted the 1987 and 1996 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. In 1987, Pakistan hosted 10 matches at seven venues, while 16 matches were played at six venues in 1996.
Despite being a national tournament, the six-team HBL Pakistan Super League will take place at four venues, Karachi hosting nine, Lahore 14, Rawalpindi eight and Multan three.