PSL 9 kicks off with dazzling opening ceremony

PSL 9 kicks off with dazzling opening ceremony


Arif Lohar, Ali Zafar and Aima Baig enthralled the audience at Gaddafi Stadium

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LAHORE (Dunya News) – The ninth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL 9) has officially begun with a spectacular opening ceremony at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

The event featured electrifying performances by Arif Lahore and his son, Ali Zafar, Aima Baig and Noori band, who enthralled the spectators.


Natasha Baig and Leo Twins presented soulful rendition of the National Anthem at the Gaddafi stadium that was in all its’ glory owing to dazzling laser show and fireworks.

The opening match was played between two-time champions Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United.

The first ball of the opening match was bowled at 8pm PKT. In the double-header, the afternoon match will begin at 2pm, while the first ball of the evening match will be bowled at 7pm. The matches taking place during Ramadan will begin at 9pm.

The PSL 9 will see four cities, Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi host 34 matches of the marquee event. Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium will host nine matches, which includes Lahore Qalandars playing five matches at their home turf.

The picturesque Multan Cricket Stadium will host five matches – all Multan Sultans fixtures. Lahore and Multan will host the first leg of the league from 17 to 27 February before action moves to Karachi and Rawalpindi.

Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi will host nine matches from 2 to 10 March with Islamabad United featuring in five matches. Karachi’s National Bank Stadium will host 11 matches including the grand finale on 18 March.