Source: Geo Tv

The fifth edition of PSL kicked off in Karachi at the National Stadium with an elaborate show of fireworks, music, and dance performances but fans were extremely disappointed with the lineup and the management.

Since the inception of the franchise, this is the very first time that the cricket league will be playing on home ground and expectations are high for fans for PSL 2020.

1. Musicians were not informed about the changes in their performances

The excitement built over the past few weeks was massive and apparently the stadium was packed. Fans across Pakistan were expecting an energy-fueled show but returned home quite disappointed.

2. The Host Mimicked the Prime Minister 

The host of the show Ahmed Godil opened the ceremony after the national anthem. His opening speech appeared as if he was mimicking the PM, Imran Khan.

The representatives of the PSL teams including Darren Sammy were called on stage to take the oath to “follow and respect the rules of the league and to play with respect and integrity, endeavoring to serve as role models for people around the world”.

3. The Extensive and Boring Speeches

Sindh Chief Minister, Murad Ali Shah also took the stage and congratulated Karachi for achieving a milestone such as bringing cricket home. He stated that he had asked the PCB in the past to bring at least a single match to the city of lights.

“But it was not possible at the time,” he said.

4. The screens at Iqbal Qasim enclosure and Naseem ul Ghani enclosure restrained the view of 5000 spectators

One of the blunders that took place within the Iqbal Qasim enclosure and Naseem ul Ghani enclosure was the massive screens set up which did not allow 5000 spectators to watch the match in real-time for comprehensive coverage of the opening ceremony.

5. Opening Ceremony’s Director was an Indian 

Regardless of the controversies, the fireworks were spectacular last night. We have not seen anything like that in ages.

Over 350 performers including some of the most renowned local artists including Aima Khan, Sajjad Ali, and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performed.

For the next four weeks, the tournament will be the biggest source of entertainment in the country. Reportedly, 34 matches will be shared among Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Multan with the six franchise-based teams participating.

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