- PCB says “PSL 6 opening ceremony will have some parts filmed offshore in a specially designed studio space in Turkey
- Says PSL 2021 opening ceremony to feature the country’s famed singer Atif Aslam, rapper Imran Khan, and actor-model Humaima Malik
- Atif Aslam would be making his PSL opening ceremony debut on February 20, 2021
- The ceremony to be aired on Geo Super; starting time “shall be revealed within the coming week”
KARACHI: Pakistan’s musical heartthrob Atif Aslam, as well rapper Imran Khan and actress-model Humaima Malik, will feature in the PSL 2021 opening ceremony, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Ahead of the highly-anticipated opening ceremony of the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) sixth iteration, the PCB revealed on Sunday that the line-up includes Atif Aslam — who would make his PSL opening ceremony debut — while Khan and Malik would be present alongside the PSL 2021 anthem stars Naseebo Lal, Aima Baig, and Young Stunners.
The PSL 2021 “will begin with a glittering opening ceremony on 20 February with an entertainment-packed occasion” — an annual colourful event since the series’ inception in 2016.
“Along with Atif, famend rap artist Imran Khan may even be marking his debut on the HBL PSL stage. The HBL PSL 6 opening ceremony can have some elements filmed offshore in a specifically designed studio house in Turkey.
“The first four ceremonies were held at the Dubai International Stadium while the 2020 opening ceremony was staged at the National Stadium Karachi and the same venue will play host to the 2021 ceremony,” the PCB stated.
Watch behind-the-scenes video of PSL 2021 anthem ‘Groove Mera’ by Naseebo Lal, Aima Baig:
Defending champions Karachi Kings would face off Quetta Gladiators in an evening match — the primary one of many sequence — proper after the opening ceremony.
‘Excitement is additional raised’
In this regard, PCB Commercial Director Babar Hamid revealed that PSL 2021 opening ceremony can be “really exciting especially with the state-of-the-art technology being used to create this experience for Pakistani fans”.
“As always, the excitement is further raised with the opening clash of the tournament, and the people in Karachi, I am sure will look forward to see[ing] Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators take the field as they both enjoy a huge fan base in the city.”
The ceremony can be aired on Geo Super and the sports activities channel of Pakistan’s state-run tv, PTV. Its beginning time “will be revealed in the coming week”.
In case you continue to have not checked out the PSL 2021 anthem, right here it’s: