Watch: Floodlight tower set alight by firework display ahead of PSL opener
Watch: Whenever the Pakistan Super League is ongoing, you should expect fireworks – and that was literally true on the opening night, with a floodlight tower set alight by the pre-match pyrotechnics.
As is customary, the 2023 edition of the PSL got underway with a spectacular show, with music and much more preceding the opening clash between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans. A central part of the festivities was the fireworks, with over 100-seconds worth fired off from the roof of the stadium ahead of the game.
As the lights and smoke subsided however, it was clear something was amiss, with one of the floodlight towers having been struck. A small fire was visible from the ground, and, as shown in videos posted by Samaa TV reporter Qadir Khawaja, the fire services were called.
There was a delay to the game, but no reduction in overs.
Watch the fireworks display and the resulting damage below:
The Multan sky lit up with dazzling fireworks 🎆💫#HBLPSL8 | #SabSitarayHumaray pic.twitter.com/XZbWnMsxI9
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 13, 2023
ملتان اسٹیڈیم میں پی ایس ایل کی افتتاحی تقریب کے دوران ہونے والی آتش بازی کے باعث فلڈ لائٹس میں آگ لگ گئی… ریسکیو عملے نے آگ پر قابو پا لیا ہے#PSL8 pic.twitter.com/Td940KTWKP
— Qadir Khawaja (@iamqadirkhawaja) February 13, 2023