The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to unveil a newly-designed trophy for the upcoming eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) — which is set to start on February 13 and conclude on March 19.
As per The News, the trophy will be put on display on February 9 in Lahore at the Shalimar Bagh (Garden). Captains of all six franchises and the PCB Management Committee Chairman Najam Sethi will also attend the unveiling ceremony.
“Yes, the newly designed trophy will be presented to the winners of the eighth edition. The one that was used and presented to winners of the last seven editions will no longer be there,” a PCB official when contacted said.
“Now a freshly crafted trophy having a better look will be unveiled on February 9 at the Shalimar Garden. Multan Sultan and Lahore Qalandars captains will be available. Efforts are being made to have all the captains for the trophy unveiling ceremony,” the official added.
When asked how different the trophy will be from the one that was used during the last seven editions, he said that it would project Pakistan and its cricket in a better way.
“Efforts have been made to project Pakistan’s image in a better way through the trophy. Hopefully, cricketing fans around the world would like the new trophy,” the official added.
Following the opening ceremony, the league will get underway with the Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars match to be played at the Multan Stadium on February 13.
“We have planned to organise the ceremony in a big way. Some exciting events are on cards. Hopefully, the ceremony will be as good as it was in Dubai a few years back,” the official concluded.