Peshawar Zalmi arranged a grand show for their kit launch, captain Daren Sammy flew in from West Indies for the function. A long list of stars was lined up for performances including Sahir Ali Bagga, Gul Panra, Zeek Afridi and Khumariyan, despite such outstanding arrangements the event turned out to be a big disaster.
Mismanagement at its peak
The organizers charged Rs 1500 for one ticket, the ground quickly got completely occupied, still, tickets were being sold. This caused an excess of people and the result was havoc. Half of the crowd reached the stage and made it difficult for the singers to perform.
There was a point when Sahir Ali Bagga could not even sing because people were jumping on him to click a selfie.
Youngsters were pushed back due to the VIP circle created in the front and people thrashed onto each other. Instead of enjoying, people started dreading the whole experience but stayed along to catch a glimpse of their favorite captain Daren Sammy.
The kit launch that never happened
Finally, after much wait, Daren Sammy appeared on the stage for a brief moment. Once again the crowd started jumping onto the stage to get a selfie with the captain. The security situation deteriorated rapidly and Sammy had to be rescued by officials.
He disappeared in an instant and never got the chance to launch the kit. This angered people even more as all their efforts were wasted.
Reaction on Twitter
People shared their bitter experience online as well.
Totally lack of discipline, No organisation , nothing
— Khushbu Malik (@khushbu_malik) February 4, 2019
ایونٹ نہیں ہنگامہ آرائی ہے.. 😭
— Horiya (@HoriyaKhan_) February 4, 2019
The irony was that no kit was launched on the kit launch event !
Where is the kit????👕
— حسن رضا (@hRaza_S) February 5, 2019
Aur kit to show he nahi ki hai ab tak
— Amrez Aftab (@AftabAmrez) February 5, 2019
The Zalmi team put up a really bad show yesterday, we are just hoping that they don’t show the same performance during PSL!
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Pic Credits: Peshawar Zalmi