The nation demands answers from the Pakistan Cricket Board after finding out that the PCB hired an Indian planner to organize one of the most anticipated Pakistan’s sports events which unfortunately turned out to be a sheer disappointment.
The opening ceremony was held on 20 February 2020 at National Stadium, Karachi, prior to the first match of the season and it turned out to be a let down from various aspects. for the attendees, the real enjoyment came towards the end of the ceremony in the form of the fireworks display. Though the live event was marred with many failed performances, and there were many complaints that the show was lip-synced and poorly delivered.
Indian planner named Shubhra Bhardwaj was paid a fortune by PCB for the opening ceremony of PSL5 and an army of workers hired by the planner were also revealed to be Indian’s and that has irked the Pakistani more than ever.
As the whole world knows the tensions between India and Pakistan, and the neighbouring country currently does not welcome Pakistanis in any of its events and sports activities.
Earlier, PCB fired the host Ahmed Godil has been fired by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for making statements to the media.
Though the PSL5 opening ceremony is done and dusted (quite literally) however the aftermath of the event is still making rounds on social media. On one end there are trolls who aren’t letting go of what went wrong at the event and others have open up another front demanding answers from PCB.
This decision by PCB has open doors of harsh criticism and people took to social media demanding justification over this decision:
130+ indians were invited to manage one of the big event in Pakistan. What does it mean? Pakistan can't manage their own opening ceremonies. What's going on in our country.#PCBJawabDo pic.twitter.com/Sb4DfnrbAU
— AaL YaH 🇵🇰 ( #RaNo😍 ) (@InsaFianTiGress) February 23, 2020
Now we know why PSL opening ceremony was a big flop.
PCB gave all the controls to Indian media so it had to happen.
I m not surprised.
But when it comes to our artists you wont allow them to work there . So should our Artists go and work in Zimbabwe and Bangladesh ??#PCBJawabDo pic.twitter.com/1HcgZQ9FK1
— Serial Chiller (@_serialchilller) February 23, 2020
From line of control violations, to banning our cinema, to boycotting our cricket team, to soreading terrorism. India did all he could do to destabilise us. Why 132 Indians are hired by PCB ? This is unacceptable. @TheRealPCB nation needs answer of this shameful act#PCBJawabDo pic.twitter.com/DfSfV9XMuP
— Awais Naeem ❤ (@awais_sheikho) February 23, 2020
#PCBJawabDo An indian director #shubrabhardwaj was paid a fortune by @RealPCB_Live ceremony .we have bettr stuff than what has been put up.
On 1 side Indian army is killing our peoples in Kashmir and we are giving them jobs in #PSLV 🥺 #PCBJawabDo
— Fahad Imtiaz (@fahadimtiazz) February 24, 2020
We need a reply #PCBJawabDo , open ceremony k liya why Indian? Why they will make Pakìstan look big on international scene ? @ImranKhanPTI @TheRealPCB @ArifAlvi sharam karo indian k sath selfies , why u r so accessible for Indians? pic.twitter.com/ge2VUZkAQ5
— Waqar Zaka (@ZakaWaqar) February 22, 2020
An indian director #shubrabhardwaj was paid a fortune by @RealPCB_Live ceremony .we have bettr stuff than what has been put up.
On 1 side Indian army is killing our peoples in Kashmir and we are giving them jobs in #PSLV 🥺 #PCBJawabDo pic.twitter.com/rWEdFGBl0f
— Humanist (@SaddamCx) February 22, 2020
PCB hires Indian event director with 130+ Indians and pay them to ruin the biggest Pakistani event
And we all were criticizing a ground host and blamed for all failure.
PCB management should be accountable for all mess they did 😡#PSLV2020
#PSLOpeningCeremony #PCBJawabDo pic.twitter.com/2JwdLAMzVK
— M Axslan (@maxslan) February 24, 2020
— Sikander (@sekandaraly) February 22, 2020