Asim Azhar and Shae Gill will perform this year's anthem, with Faris Shafi adding a rap touch
Musician Abdullah Siddiqui will compose the official anthem for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) this year. Last year, he collaborated with Atif Aslam and Aima Baig to make the PSL 7 anthem "Agay Dekh."
Asim Azhar and Shae Gill will perform this year's anthem, with Faris Shafi adding a rap touch.
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The PSL 8 song was originally supposed to be performed by Ali Sethi, son of the current Pakistan Cricket Board head, but the contract was revoked to avoid a conflict of interest.
"I’m disappointed that Ali won’t be able to sing the anthem. Ali is also upset about this," Najam shared in a press conference.
"We will bring in Ali Sethi for the anthem when I’m not here. You need to understand my position. I don’t want to be involved in any controversy over conflict of interest," he had said.
The first match will be held in Karachi on February 14th, with 14 matches to be hosted in Karachi and Multan until February 26th, followed by matches in Lahore and Rawalpindi.
Shae Gill ✅— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 7, 2023
Faris Shafi ✅
Asim Azhar ✅
Abdullah Siddiqui ✅
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