PSL 2019: Islamabad United face Lahore Qalandars face in opening match

15 Février, 2019, 10:52 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Wasim Akram speaking to the author

The opening match of the Pakistan Super League 2019 (PSL) will be played between defending champions Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday (today).

He termed the PSL "biggest cricket league of the world" and added that he was pleased to see such a attractive opening ceremony.

"I wanna start off by saying I was very, very excited to be able to go to Dubai and perform for the HBL Pakistan Super League cricket tournament", he said. "But, unfortunately, what has happened was ... it was such a long flight ... they took the plane for a test flight, and when they landed, pieces of the engine had come apart".

The ceremony begun with a press conference which was addressed by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani, Managing Director Waseem Khan and the skippers of all franchises.

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"I deeply apologise to the fans and hope to see you all next year or some other time around", he added.

A colourful opening ceremony will officially mark the start of the star-studded T20 competition on Thursday as local and global stars such as Junoon, Aima Baig, Fawad Khan, Young Desi, Shuja Haider and Boney M with enthrall the audience with their performances.

The fourth edition of the highly anticipated league will kick-off from February 14 and will conclude with the final to be played at the national stadium Karachi on March 17, 2019. Opening match of the PSL-4 would be played between Islamabad United, Lahore Qalandars tonight in Dubai.



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