LAHORE – The PSL 9 trophy has been unveiled at the Polo Ground of the Race Course Park in Lahore in the presence of Chairman PCB Mohsin Naqvi, franchise owners, and star cricketers.
The trophy is “The Orion Trophy” and will be a source of motivation for all the teams participating in the tournament. The trophy embodies the spirit of the Pakistan Super League where each team shines brightly as they strive for glory.
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.”
About the trophy
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 9 Schedule
The highly anticipated clash between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings will occur on February 24th and March 9th. The February 24th match will be at Gaddafi Stadium, while the March 9th match will be at National Bank Stadium.
Akin to the previous edition, the upcoming ninth edition of the PSL will be held in two parts. Multan Cricket Stadium and Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium will host 14 matches from February 17th to 27th. The action will then shift to Pindi Cricket Stadium and National Bank Stadium in Karachi for 16 matches from February 28th to March 12th. The playoffs will then be entirely held in Karachi.
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