Dubai (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 kick started with glitzy and colourful ceremony in Dubai on Thursday.
The event started with the national anthem of Pakistan.
The PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani kicked-off the event with paying thanks to the commercial partners and the fans who continue to extend their support to the league.
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the head of UAE's Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Social Development was also in attendance.
PSL is a T20 league featuring six franchises that represent six different cities battling for cricketing supremacy each year.
Islamabad United are the reigning champions and also the PSL's most successful side, having won both the inaugural and last year's events.
The opening ceremony has been followed by PSL 2019's first match, which is being played between United and Lahore Qalandars.