KARACHI: Geo Super will broadcast all the cricket matches of the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League’ as the festivities begin from today in Karachi.
Six franchise teams — Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings, Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultan — will participate in the tournament that is being hosted in the country in entirety in Pakistan for the first time.
Geo Super will telecast the PSL inauguration ceremony and all the matches starting from Thursday, Feburaray 20 till the final on March 22.
Pakistan first sports channel will also broadcast a cricket show ‘Jashn-e-Cricket’ to enthrall the cricket lovers at 11:05pm every night during the tournament. The show will be hosted by Shoaib Akhtar, Sikandar Bakht, Shahzad Iqbal, and comedian Ali Mir. The show will present a thorough analysis along with Mir’s entertainment acts.
The inauguration ceremony will kick off at 7:45pm at Karachi’s National Stadium. The inauguration ceremony has various entertaining programmes scheduled ahead of the first match of the PSL 5.
Singers Ali Azmat, Asim Azhar, Haroon and Arif Lohar, who sang the official song of the PSL 5 will also enthrall the audience along with 350 other artists also participate in the event to entertain the people, while total 350 performers will participate in the event and later fireworks will also be displayed.
The inauguration ceremony will conclude at 9pm, followed by the first match between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United.
The play offs for the finals will be played on March 17, the first elementary round will be on March 18 and second elementary round will be played on March 20, while the final will be played at Qaddafi Stadium Lahore on March 22 (Sunday).