The Pakistan Super League launches its third edition in Dubai on Thursday, adding a sixth team, more worldwide stars and with hopes that the Twenty20 tournament can be staged entirely on home soil from 2019. So far Peshawar Zalmi led by Darren Sammy have been extremely popular side; however, one of their prominent faces Shahid Afridi is no longer the part of this franchise as he will now represent Karachi Kings and will be seen in action tomorrow. Defending champions Peshawar Zalmi didn't bowl badly, but they simply didn't have enough runs on a greener, faster strip than is not commonly associated with the UAE.
He also emphasised on protecting the brand of PSL which has now become a source of providing and nourishing talent for Pakistan cricket.
The ceremony kicked off with national anthem of Pakistan.
"We are working with the Anti-Corruption and Safety Unit of the International Cricket Council to make sure that strong measures are in place to stop fixing", said Sethi.
Ramiz Raja speaking to Geo News. The finalists of 2017 edition, Quetta Gladiators will be playing 5 matches each on both venues.
The biggest performance of the evening, however, came from United States pop star Jason Derulo who sung some of his hit numbers.
Fireworks around the stadium marked the end of the PSL 2018 opening ceremony, which meant the stage was set for the teams and cricketers to take over.