Seeing the passion for cricket in Pakistanis, Pakistan decided to go for its own league, the “Pakistan Super League”, the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was officially announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board in September 2015 after witnessing Pakistan's fervor. Wasim Akram and Rameez Raja, both former captains of the Pakistani national team, signed on to promote the PSL and serve as brand ambassadors for three years. The league officially began on February 4, 2016, in the United Arab Emirates, with Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, the daughter of former Pakistani President Asif Zardari, and Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan inaugurating the opening ceremony. There were five teams in the first two seasons The PSL had a higher proportion of international players in its first season. In place of the auction system that is utilized by some other T20 leagues, the league employs a draft system for player recruitment, which is comparable to that utilized by many professional sports leagues in North America. The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is now a factor that brings everyone in Pakistan together and helps them understand each other.
On Monday, the Multan Cricket Stadium hosted the glittering opening ceremony of the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The PSL 8 anthem performances by Abdullah Siddiqui, Asim Azhar, Faris Shafi, and Shae Gill were one of the main attractions for cricket fans in Multan and around the world. Bright fireworks also lit up the Multan Cricket Stadium. The event, which featured spectacular performances by well-known artists and musicians, was a visual treat for cricket fans all over the world.
The tournament opener between the defending champions, Lahore Qalandars, and the 2021 champions, Multan Sultans, took place following the ceremony opening. Meanwhile, Lahore, which will also host the playoffs, will host the closing ceremony and final on March 19. Eleven games will be played in Rawalpindi, nine in Karachi and nine in Lahore, and five will be played in Multan. Matches in the afternoon will begin at 2 p.m. local time, while those in the evening will begin at 7 p.m. in Karachi, Lahore, and Rawalpindi. Except for the tournament's opening match, which begins at 8 p.m., evening matches in Multan will begin at 6 p.m.
In addition to receiving the Supernova Trophy, the winner will also receive a PKR 120 million cheque, while the runners-up will receive PKR 48 million. After a floodlight tower at the stadium caught fire as a result of the fireworks that occurred at the conclusion of the opening ceremony, the opening encounter between the Multan Sultans and the Lahore Qalandars, which was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. PST, had to be postponed by roughly 30 minutes.
Videos and pictures of the engulfed floodlight were shared on Twitter, and reports suggested that the situation had been brought under control and that no one was in danger.
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