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PSL 2017 closing ceremony tops final match mania

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LAHORE, MAR 05, (DNA) – Star-studded grand closing ceremony of Pakistan Super League 2017 was held on Sunday in Gaddafi Stadium ahead of the final match between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi.

Paratroopers of Pakistan Army demonstrated their skills as they landed in the ground to kick off the big night for Pakistan as well as international cricket.

Ali Zafar, Ali Azmat, Shehzad Roy and Fakhir set the stage of fire with crowd going bonkers in the stadium to celebrate the success of second installment of the league which is Pakistan’s first of its kind transnational annual cricket franchise.

Tickets for the event were sold out quickly after they went on sale leaving thousands of aspirants from across Pakistan and abroad distressed.

Ahmad Butt and Ayesha Omar hosted the event and numerous notable personalities from politics, entertainment and bureaucracy attended the event.

Chief Minister of Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif, Law Minister of Punjab, Rana Sanaullah, three ministers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government among others participated witnessed the ceremony.

While addressing the attendees, Chairman of Pakistan Super League, Najam Sethi said that he could not thank his team enough to bring the final match back to Pakistan. He lauded Lahore administration with a special mention of Chief Minister.

He said that two top-class teams are to clash tonight in Lahore, Gladiators of Quetta and Zalmis of Peshawar.

Sethi thanked the two finalist teams for making the league a success by agreeing to arrive in Lahore.

As the ceremony kicked off, a tribute was paid to martyrs of Pakistan Army who rendered sacrifices of their lives for the homeland.

Shahid Afridi, Darren Sammy, Muhammad Hafeez and squad of Peshawar Zalmi toured the pitch and waved to the crowd as they hooted and rooted for the international stars.

Ahmad Shehzad among other members of Quetta Gladiators squad followed Zalmi in the ground.=DNA

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