Former squash player Jahangir Khan will bring the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 trophy to the National Stadium, Karachi on February 19, according to a statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday.
The player said that it will be a "remarkable moment" for him and he is looking forward to the ceremony.
He appreciated the PCB's efforts for the "resumption of top-flight cricket in the country" and said that he hoped the event's [PSL 2020] success would convince international teams belonging to other sports to come to play in the country.
Khan will enter the stadium with the trophy for its inauguration ceremony which is being held in Pakistan for the first time and hand it over to Sarfaraz Ahmed, captain of the defending champions Quetta Gladiators.
The captain will then pass the trophy to PCB chairman Ehsan Mani, who will formally inaugurate it along with the owners and captains of all teams participating in the tournament.
The trophy has been designed by UK-based based Ottewill Silversmiths. It has a crescent and star representing Pakistan and multi-coloured strips of enamel representing the vibrant culture of the country.
It is 65 centimetres long and weighs eight kilogrammes.
The trophy will be used in all future events of the PSL and the names of every year's winning team will be engraved on it.
Meanwhile, PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said he was grateful to the player for becoming a part of the ceremony, adding that "it is an honour for the trophy itself that a great sportsman like Jahangir Khan will come into the National Stadium holding it."
The PSL will be played from Feb 20 to March 22 in four cities — Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan.