IPL 2024: Punjab Kings unveil new matchday jersey at a grand event

 - Sakshi Post

Mohali, March 16 (IANS) Punjab Kings unveiled their highly anticipated new matchday jersey for the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League here on Saturday, ahead of the start of action on March 22 in Chennai, The jersey was revealed in a spectacular event at the Elante Mall in Chandigarh on Saturday in the presence of renowned personalities from all walks of life.

A standout comic performance by Jasmeet Singh Bhatia left the audience in splits. Afterwards, Punjab Kings co-owner Preity G. Zinta and team captain Shikhar Dhawan unveiled the new colours and revealed the stunning new design. The other members of the team along with coaching staff also graced the ceremony.

Further adding to the glamour and entertainment on the night was the Punjabi singer and actor Gippy Grewal, who mesmerised the jam-packed sher squad and set the stage ablaze with his vibrant performance.

The new red jersey has been made according to international standards and embodies passion, spirit, and vigour -- something the Shers of Punjab stand for. The fabric for the new jersey has been imported from Vietnam and the manufacturing of the same has been done in India by PlayR.

It is 20% lighter and 30% more stretchable and has been designed with anti-sweat, anti-odour, anti-bacterial, and anti-pilling technologies. The new jersey is also resistant to UV rays, and hence, will avoid colour fading.

"We are delighted to launch our new jersey in front of our loyal fans, who are the backbone of the team. The new colours reflect the emotions and pulse of Punjab and everything it stands for. The team will represent the fans on the field and make some unforgettable memories in the new stadium.” said Preity Zinta, Punjab Kings co-owner.

At the bottom of the jersey, the Kesari patterns are inspired by fire, a symbol deeply rooted in our traditions, resonating with auspicious beginnings. It further highlights the fire within the Shers.

The Indian tri-colour, on the shoulder blades, marks a tribute to our nation, and to our honourable armed forces. The nihal blue arrows on the sides reflect upward movement and symbolise the weapons of the warriors of Punjab. The honeycomb pattern on the lower end of the jersey is dedicated to the fans and the spirit of teamwork, inspired by the unity of honeybees, who work in synergy towards one goal.

"The love and passion of the sher squad is infectious and it is hard for me to put in words how happy I am, to be back here. We have an exciting team this season that will give everything on the pitch as we look forward to donning the vibrant new jersey and playing at the new home ground in front of all of you,” said Shikhar Dhawan, the Punjab Kings captain.

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