PCB Unveiled PSL 2024 Trophy at the Polo Ground

PSL Logo
PSL Logo

Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) unveiled the much-awaited PSL 2024 trophy on February 13 at the Polo Ground of the Race Course Park in Lahore. PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi, franchise owners, HBL representatives and star cricketers attended the ceremony.

PCB Unveiled PSL 2024 Trophy

As per PSL 2024 schedule, two-time winners and defending champions Lahore Qalandars will lock horns with Islamabad United to play the first match of the tournament on February 17 at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.

PCB named the PSL 9 trophy as “The Orion Trophy” which will be a source of motivation for all the teams participating in the tournament. The trophy embodies the spirit of the HBL Pakistan Super League where each team shines brightly as they strive for glory.

Regarding the Trophy, the official statement reads “Orion, in various mythologies and cultures, is often associated with a prominent constellation located in the celestial equator. The constellation is easily recognisable by three bright stars forming Orion’s Belt and is visible from both hemispheres, making it one of the most well-known and easily identifiable star patterns in the night sky”.

“Made from pure silver and coated in white gold, the elegant trophy exudes prestige. Each detail is plated with white gold, adding grace that signifies the excellence of the HBL Pakistan Super League. With the investment of 900+ hours of non-stop work and hand placement of 18,000 stones, this marvel stands tall and proud”.

PSL 2024 Trophy
PSL 2024 Trophy(Image: PCB)

Mohsin Naqvi, Chairman PCB: “It is a pleasure to announce that HBL PSL is entering its ninth season, and I am proud to say that HBL PSL continues to be a success story for Pakistan cricket.

“Today, as we unveil this Orion trophy, we look forward to a month-long celebration of the beautiful game of cricket and the excitement and drama that accompanies it.

“HBL PSL connects to the hearts of people of Pakistan, who cherish every thrilling moment of the game. Be it towering sixes, high-intensity bowling, and top-notch catches, HBL PSL offers an emotional rollercoaster.

“I would like to thank the title sponsor of the league HBL, they truly have uplifted the game of cricket in our country through their support and have become synonymous with the name of the league. All the successes over the past eight years are a testament to HBL’s commitment to the Pakistan Super League.

“I also want to thank the representatives of all six teams for being present here today and I wish all teams the best of luck for the season. May the best team lift this prestigious trophy.”

Nadeem Omar, owner of Quetta Gladiators: “The Orion Trophy has been unveiled and this occasion is no less a motivation for team Quetta to roar in the HBL PSL 9.

“We have had our fair share of struggles in the recent seasons but it is about time that Gladiators showcase good fight and determination and HBL PSL 9 is a befitting time to be doing that.

“We are looking forward to taking on all five teams and proving our mettle at all the four venues.”