Update: The closing ceremony is going to be held as planned and all the runors circulated earlier were false.
In a recent development, sources have revealed that there will be no concert held at the closing ceremony of HBL PSL 2019 finale due to the unfortunate terror attack in New Zealand. More than 50 Muslims lost their lives in the mosque attack at Christchurch on Friday. The Bangladeshi team also had a narrow escape, the whole world was shook by this incident and everyone is in a state of mourning.
Amidst such grief the organizers are now thinking to bring a small change and not play any loud music at the closing ceremony instead will go for national anthems.
Shahid Afridi’s appeal
It was boom boom Afridi who came ahead first and expressed his desire that in solidarity with the Muslim community of NewZealand, PSL officials should ensure one-minute silence at the closing ceremony.
As we mourn the loss of innocent lives in the #ChristChurchTerrorAttack & 9 Pakistanis’ Shahadat in it. Request the organizers of #HBLPSL to observe one minute silence as a token of respect and would also be better if they can honor them by limiting the concert to National songs.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 17, 2019
Fans also supported Afridi on this stand and tweeted in favor of the decision.
— Syeda Bushra Aamir بشریٰ (@BushraAamir) March 17, 2019
Ace bowler of Lahore Qalandars, Haris Rauf commended the thought.
That's why we call you our proud of nation 💕
— Haris Rauf (@Harisrauf44) March 17, 2019
After the tragic act of terrorism in Christchurch, NZ we should be observing solidarity and should pray at the PSL Closing Ceremony instead of celebrating with musical concerts. SAY NO to musical concert at PSL Closing Ceremony! #NoPSLConcert #PSLFinal
— Fatima Amin (@FatimaAmin01) March 16, 2019
PSL 4 closing ceremony
Myriad of artists are lined up for the grand closing ceremony of PSL 4, these include Abrar ul Haq, Aima Baig, Ali Azmat, Shuja Haider and Young desi. Although this would have been a night of celebration, the sad incident in New Zealand has left everyone grieved. Now instead of music, organizers have planned to play patriotic anthems to lift the mood of the audiences. The ceremony is expected to start at 7 pm followed by a thrilling encounter between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators at 8 pm.
There’s still no official announcement from PSL administration, but according to news and media outlets, the news is true.
Both the teams are highly deserving of the title and have a great squad. Let’s see who emerges victorious in this battle, and hope that it will be a thriller to watch.
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