Karachi: ‘Tayyar Hain’ the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 5 anthem is all set to be released on Tuesday [January 28], ARY Sports reported on Monday.
The most-awaited anthem is sung by Pakistan’s rock icon Ali Azmat, folk music legend Arif Lohar, former Awaz singer Haroon Rashid, and famous pop artist Asim Azhar.
It has been produced by renowned musician Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan (Xulfi), while Kamal Khan of Laal Kabootar fame has directed the anthem video. The video casts star cricketers Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Shan Masood.
According to the details, ‘Tayyar Hain’ portrays the soft image of Pakistan and marks the fact the nation is ready to welcome the entire league for the first time in the country.
As per announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the anthem will be telecasted on Tv channels across Pakistan just before 9 pm bulletin.
Arif Lohar, on the occasion, said in a statement released by the PCB: “The HBL PSL V anthem brings together some of Pakistan’s best artists and getting to be a part of this song is something I will cherish for a very long time.”
Ali Azmat said: “I feel honored that I got to sing the HBL PSL V anthem along with such talented artists. It will be something special to see packed stadiums in Pakistan with people from all walks of life singing and dancing to this song.”
Haroon Rashid said: “The HBL PSL V anthem and video truly encapsulate the feeling of excitement that grips the entire nation as we approach HBL PSL.”
Asim Azhar said: “Like most Pakistanis, I am an avid cricket fan myself and getting to sing the HBL PSL V anthem was a very special experience for me. It has allowed me to celebrate and express what most Pakistanis feel about the fact that their very own League is taking place in Pakistan.”
It must be noted here that the fifth edition of the league is scheduled in Pakistan from February 20 to March 22. Karachi will host nine matches including the mesmerizing opening ceremony on February 20, Lahore will conduct the highest 14 matches while Rawalpindi and Multan, on their debut, will host eight and three matches respectively.