LAHORE: The wait to know who will sing the anthem of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 7th edition isn’t over yet amid rumors of three names being finalised for having the honour.
Sources have claimed that Atif Aslam, Ali Zafar and Asim Azhar are on the list. However, no confirmation has come from the PSL or the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) yet.
The cash-rich league is set to commence from January 27 in Karachi, where Karachi Kings will lock horns against the defending champion Multan Sultans at the National Stadium.
Meanwhle, sources have claimed that PCB chairman Ramiz Raja has refused to bear the expenses of the anthem and directed the marketing team to find a sponsor.
“We have not enough time to find a sponsor and make an anthem in time for the season,” a marketing official was quoted saying by the sources. “Find the sponsor as soon as possible, so we can make anthem in time to make it public ahead of the PSL,” the PCB chairman responded.
The song of the first three PSL editions was sung by Ali Zafar. Fawad Khan and Young Desi made the anthem for PSL 4. Meanwhile, PSL 5 anthem included several singers, including Ali Azmat, Haroon, Arif Lohar, and Asim Azhar.
The last season’s anthem (PSL 6) was sung by the legendary Naseebo Lal, Aima Baig, and Young Stunners. Among all the anthems “Seeti Bajay Gi, Khel Jamay Ga” by Ali Zafar got huge popularity among the masses and cricket-crazy fans.
After the release of the PSL 6 official anthem last year, fans slammed PCB over the anthem. In response and with kept insisting by fans, Ali Zafar made an unofficial song which was highly appreciated by cricket fans.
Where to watch PSL seven?
Cricket fans in Pakistan will be able to watch the seventh and eighth editions of the HBL Pakistan Super League on A Sports and PTV Sports after a consortium of ARY and PTV submitted the highest bid, pursuant to a public tender process, for a TV broadcast deal with the Pakistan Cricket Board for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
The PSL has signed a two-year broadcast deal worth USD 24 million with local sports channels. The consortium of ARY and PTV submitted the highest bid, which is an increase of 50 per cent increase from the last cycle.