PSL opening ceremony set to go 'Boombastic' with Shaggy

Published: January 27, 2017


The opening ceremony of the upcoming HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 promises to be a star-studded event .

Earlier, it was reported that musicians Ali Zafar and Shehzad Roy would be performing at the Dubai event. Now, the Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that world-famous Jamaican raggae singer Shaggy will also be joining the two as well.

The Boombastic hit-maker is slated to be one of the main attractions at the ceremony, slated to be held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium (DICS) on February 9.

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In a video, a visibly-excited Shaggy urged his Pakistani fans to flock to the venue. “I will be performing in Dubai at the HBL PSL opening ceremony. I request you all to come and sing some of your favourite Shaggy numbers with me,” he said.

Ali, Shehzad and the event’s host Fahad Mustafa have also been urging fans to flock to the stadium. According to the PCB, the ceremony will include a fireworks display and a top-act by the Flying Drummers. Players, captains, officials, owners and squad members of all five PSL franchises will be welcomed on the field, followed by an inaugural  match between defending champions Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi.

Have a look at Shaggy’s video here:

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  • BrainBro
    Jan 27, 2017 - 2:50PM

    LOL. Majority of the teenagers and early 20 somethings do not even know who this guy is. This is what happens when 40+ year olds make the decisions on entertainment.Recommend

  • Zaidi Iqbal Hadi
    Jan 28, 2017 - 11:59AM

    To me it looks like that PCB is hosting musical festival and not cricket festival in Dubai simply because here the cricket legends both our and expatriates are competently and completely forgotten and instead singers are introduced at the opening ceremony which is very shameful to be honest than being so loud and proud of. PSL being cricket event should commence with special song of the event followed by documentary film projecting our cricket heroes which we have plenty and we could also include heroes of other cricket playing nations as well and then there should have been an exhibition of cricket matches from day one till now. We must be paying very handsome money on Shaggy without realizing the least that it is a matter of shame for us that we cannot host our event in our own country because no foreign player agreed to risk his life and play in Pakistan hence PCB had no choice but to host in Dubai which in itself exposes us naked f PCB can realize. Had sky split apart if Shaggy was invited to inaugural? How much extra money we will earn introducing Shaggy or how much had we lost if did not invite Shaggy? Who opposes me, why, how and where? Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait / zaidi.formerdiplomat@hotmail.comRecommend

  • abood
    Jan 28, 2017 - 2:26PM

    @brain bro.every one knows who shaggy is here in dubai.event is being held in dubai not in stay calm and have a chill pill.Recommend

  • tazia
    Feb 7, 2017 - 6:38PM

    The opening ceremony could have been held in Pakistan – Probably In islamabad with a strict security arrangements. The local fans, unable to watch the matches live, could get a chance to see their starts in the opening ceremonyRecommend

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