Remington Pharma edged past Platinum Homes/Master Paints by 7-6 in the Maj Gen Saeed-uz-Zaman Janjua Memorial Polo Cup 2023 sponsored by JS Bank main final played at the Jinnah Polo Fields.
Final Match Overview
Remington Pharma and Platinum Homes/Master Paints final encounter proved an enthralling and exciting encounter. Both the sides gave tough time to each other till the third chukker, where Remington Pharma played better polo and excelled with both mallet and polo ponies to take a slight lead, which remained intact till the final whistle. The losing side though tried hard and also managed to score one goal in the last chukker but their efforts couldn’t bear fruit.
From Remington Pharma, Hamza Mawaz Khan emerged as hero as he hammered an impressive hat-trick of goals and he was ably assisted by his teammates Ahmed Bilal Riaz (two goals) and Ahmed Zubair Butt and Basel Faisal Khokhar (one goal each). From Platinum Homes/Master Paints, Iranian player Aamirreza Behboudi fired in fabulous five goals and Sufi Muhammad Haroon struck one goal but their contribution proved too little too late as they lost the final by a narrow margin of 6-7.
Earlier in the subsidiary final, Team FG/Din Polo won defeated Team Black Horse Paints by 9½-7.
Brig Badr-ul-Zaman (r) son of General Saeed-ul-Zaman said “I am very happy with the way the teams and people participated in the tournament organized in memory of my father.”
Basel Faisal Khokhar from the winning team stated that “It is a great pleasure to win the second eight-goal tournament of the season. We are well prepared to win more titles in this season.”
At the prize distribution ceremony, former Army Chief General Jahangir Karamat (R) distributed prizes among the winners and top performers.
Talking to the media after the match, former Army General Jahangir Karamat said: “The exciting final of this prestigious polo tournament at the Jinnah Polo Fields shows the level of Pakistan polo, which is increasing rapidly and also shows the interest of the fans that there is a lot of life in this game.”
Day 4 | Final-Platinum/Master Vs Remington Pharma
Platinum Homes/Master Paints and Remington Pharma qualified for the main final of the Maj Gen Saeed-uz-Zaman Janjua Memorial Polo Cup 2023, sponsored by JS Bank after winning their respective matches at the Jinnah Polo Fields in Lahore.
Saeed uz Zaman Memorial Polo Cup: Day 4; Master Paints Vs Newage Final
Three matches were decided and after tough contests, Black Horse Paints, Platinum Homes/Master Paints and Remington Pharma emerged as winners on Friday.
Platinum Homes/Master Paints edged past Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel by a close margin of 9-8. For Platinum Homes/Master Paints, Amirreza Behboudi played superb polo and fired in fabulous four goals while Qadeer Ashfaq and Sufi Muhammad Haroon banged in a brace each and Agha Musa Ali Khan struck one goal.
Nico Roberts though played well for Diamond Paints/Nagina Group and smashed in superb six goals and Lt Col Omer Minhas (R) thrashed in two goals, but their efforts couldn’t yield fruit for their side, which lost the crucial match by 8-9. Raja Mikaeel Sami and Ahmad Bilal Riaz supervised the match as field umpires.
The second semifinal saw Remington Pharma defeating FG/Din Polo Team by 5-3½. In-form Hamza Mawaz Khan played excellent polo and smashed in superb five goals. His teammates Raja Jalal Arsalan and Shah Shamyl Alam also played well and converted two and one goal respectively. From the team FG/Din Polo, which had a half goal handicap advantage. Raja Jalal Arslan thrashed in two goals while Shah Shamyl Alam converted one.
Amirreza Behboudi and Raja Sami Ullah officiated the match as field umpires.
Saeed Uz Zaman Memorial Polo Cup 2018: Master Paints & PBG/Remounts In Final
Earlier in the first match of the day, Black Horse Paints defeated Pindi Express team by a narrow margin of 5-4½. Hissam Ali Hyder and Adul Rehman Monnoo played outstanding polo for Black Horse Paints and hammered three and two goals respectively. From Pindi Express, which had a half goal handicap advantage, Raja Mikaeel Sami hammered a hat-trick and Nazar Dean Ali Khan struck one.
Amirreza Behboudi and Raja Jalal Arslan were the field umpires.