The opening ceremony of Pakistan Super League (PSL) season four kicked off at the Dubai International Stadium where renowned performers amazed the audience.
The national anthem of Pakistan marked the start of the event before Ramiz Raja took over the microphone.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chaiman Ehsan Mani began by acknowledging the UAE and main sponsors for helping the board stage the league year in, year out.
Boney M, legendary Junoon rockers Ali Azmat and Salman Ahmed, pop sensation Aima Baig, and PSL 2019 anthem makers — Shuja Haider, Fawad Khan and Young Desi — performed in the T20 league’s fourth edition.
The notable absentee was American rapper Pitbull, who was supposed to headline the opening ceremony but has had to pull out due to a “technical issue” with his flight.
PSL is a T20 league featuring six franchises that represent six different cities battling for cricketing supremacy each year.
Islamabad United are the reigning champions and also the PSL’s most successful side, having won both the inaugural and last year’s events.
The opening ceremony will be following by PSL 2019’s first match, which will be played between United and Lahore Qalandars — the league’s least successful side with a trio of bottom finishes to their name in as many years.