PCB to pay $0.7 million to Pitbull for ’10-minute’ performance


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to spend millions of rupees on the opening ceremony of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) — especially on Pitbull’s ‘10 minutes’ performance.

According to cricketpakistan.com, the 38-year-old American rapper would perform for only 10 minutes but in return, the board is paying him a hefty sum of Rs100 million (US $0.7 million). The massive payment includes all expenses of his crew as well.

Some franchises have raised questions about paying such a heavy amount to the singer for just a few minutes of performance. They suggested that the board should have invited local artists as it is Pakistan’s own league.

The cricket governing countered the argument by saying that “it needs a global audience so they opted to invite him for the opening ceremony”.

Interestingly, with the fourth season of PSL about to begin, the league hasn’t found any major flagship sponsor.

Meanwhile, other performers include Euro-Carribean Boney M, singer-turned-actor Fawad Khan, Young Desi, Coke Studio fame Aima Baig and famous composer Shuja Haider.

The ceremony will be held on February 14 at the Dubai International Stadium.

Following the ceremony, defending champions Islamabad United will play the inaugural match against Lahore Qalandars.