Pakistan Cricket Board is copying the Indian Premier League in all its endeavour to make the Pakistan Super League a success on the lines of Board of Control for Cricket in India’s professional league – the richest and grandest in the world.
But for getting the top Indian cricket stars to the field, which the PCB never can in near future, the Pakistan cricket authorities are leaving no stone unturned to emulate the IPL in terms of overall success.
Taking a cue from the grandeur of IPL’s opening ceremonies, the PCB has signed Pitbull for the PSL 2019 inaugural ceremony – precisely six years after the American rapper had made is maiden IPL appearance with Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif in 2013.
Pakistani stars Aima Baig, Shuja Haider, Fawad Khan and Junoon are reported to share the stage with Pitbull.
The PSL on its official Twitter handle has also retweeted post listing singers scheduled for the opening ceremony. The star studded ceremony would be held on October 14.
Meanwhile, the much-awaited PSL 2019 anthem has been released. The anthem for the fourth edition of PSL is titled Khel Deewano Ka. The title represents Pakistanis love for cricket!!!
For the past three years, PSL’s national anthem has been sung by Ali Zafar, but in 2019 there is a change as for the 4th PSL tournament for the anthem the vocals are being lent by former EP band vocalist Fawad Khan. The renowned musician Shuja Haider had composed the anthem.
Speaking about the PSL anthem, Haider shared, “This is the first time I’m composing the PSL anthem, I haven’t just composed it, I’ve penned the song as well. I was given the freedom I require to work and the composition was approved in one go! It’s not just one person’s job, there’s an entire team behind it.” he said.
Haider has collaborated with PSL for the first time, but it won’t be the first time he is writing a sports anthem. Haider had previously worked on Ali Azmat’s 2011 Cricket World Cup anthem, Josh-e-Junoon, which was a hit.
Other than that, he also collaborated with Strings for one of their famous numbers, Hai Koi Hum Jaisa – which served as Pakistan’s official song for the 2003 World Cup.