International League T20 present their new Thomas Lyte-made trophy at an unveiling event in UAE
The world of cricket has been turned on its head since the crash, bang, wallop arrival of Twenty20 cricket – and now the International League T20 (ILT20) looks set to speed up the pace of change to an even greater extent. Thomas Lyte are naturally delighted to be part of that process, having designed and made a landmark new ILT20 trophy that will be fought for, for the first time early in 2023.
The new ILT20 trophy was unveiled by His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, the chairman of the Emirates Cricket Board, in front of a stellar cast of cricket greats, including Brett Lee, Wasim Akram and Dwayne Bravo in a stunning ceremony in Dubai.
With the stature of the new ILT20 trophy mirroring the aims of a tournament that looks set to emerge as one of the standout events in the T20 calendar.
The painstaking process of getting the trophy exactly right has truly been a team effort, with Thomas Lyte’s design team working closely with the tournament’s organisers to create a piece of silverware that not only illustrates the prestigious nature of the competition, but also the culture of the UAE, the Arabian Peninsula and the sport of cricket itself.
The final trophy design was decided upon after 28 different concepts were drafted and discussed. At the unveiling, it was clear that the final design decision was most definitely the correct one.