The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is facing severe criticism after their decision to pay well-known singer Pitbull Rs. 100 million ($0.7 million) to perform at the Pakistan Super League (PSL) opening ceremony.
The 38 year-old Florida-based has confirmed that he is performing at the ceremony in a tweet sent by the official account of the PSL on Thursday.
According to reports, some franchises raised concerns on paying such a heavy amount to an international singer and suggested that the PCB should invite a well-known local artist for the ceremony.
The PCB countered the argument by saying that the PSL brand needs to develop an international audience and inviting an artist like Pitbull is important for international brand appeal.
Along with Pitbull, Junoon is also set to perform at the ceremony. Additionally, the Euro-Carribean performer Boney M, singer turned actor Fawad Khan, Aima Baig and famous composer Shuja Haider will also be performing.
The ceremony will be held on February 14th at the Dubai International Stadium. Following the ceremony defending champions Islamabad United will play the inaugural match of the fourth season of the PSL against Lahore Qalandars.