KARACHI: The new and glitzy trophy of the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League has been unveiled Karachi’s National Stadium on Wednesday.
The captains of the six teams – Sarfaraz Ahmed (Quetta Gladiators), Darren Sammy (Peshawar Zalmi), Shadab Khan (Islamabad United), Imad Wasim (Karachi Kings) and Sohail Akhtar (Lahore Qalandars) – were present at the trophy unveiling ceremony.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani unveiled the trophy in the presence of all six franchise owners and captains.
The trophy was brought to the stadium by legendary squash player Jahangir Khan. He carried the silverware and handed it over to defending captain Sarfaraz Ahmed of the Quetta Gladiators.
The fifth edition of the tournament kicks off from February 20 at Karachi’s National Stadium with defending champions Quetta Gladiators taking on two-time winners Islamabad United in the opening match.
The trophy has been designed by UK-based based Ottewill Silversmiths. It has a crescent and star representing Pakistan and multi-coloured enamel stripes representing the culture of the country. The trophy will be used in all future PSL events and the names of every year’s winning team will be engraved on it.