LPC Remington Pharma clinched the Sarsabz Pakistan U-19 Polo Cup after outsmarting JP&CC Colts by 7-4 in the main final played here at the JP&CC-Jinnah Polo and Country Club. While the subsidiary final was won by LGPC Servis Tyres, who defeated LPC AOS by 6-5.
The final proved to be very exciting and action-packed with both the sides playing in great style and with fire-with-fire fight till the second chukker, after which LPC Remington Pharma prevailed over JP&CC Colts and won the final and title by 7-4.
Raja Jalal Arslan displayed high-quality polo skills and mallet work and smashed in superb six goals out of seven from the winning side while the remaining one was converted by Basil Faisal Khokhar. From the losing side, Aminur Rehman banged in a brace while Mustafa Aziz and Syed Muhammad Turab Rizvi struck one goal each.
Talking to media during the concluding ceremony, the cricket legend Inzamam said that junior players played tremendous polo and won many hearts.
Winning team player Basil Faisal Khokhar said: “I really enjoyed while playing against the age fellows and it was hard work as well as team work which helped us win the final. Such tournaments should be conducted on regular basis in future.” Amal Raza, the female polo player, said: “The event proved to be a really exciting one for all especially for me. I am very delighted to win the final and I will continue to take part in the Under-19 events.”
Polo legend Irfan Ali Hyder graced the final as chief guest alongwith JP&CC President Shoaib Aftab, General Secretary Major (r) Babar Mahboob Awan, former Test cricketers Inam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal and Sohail Tanveer, Fatima Group Directors Ali Mukhtar, Abbas Mukhtar and polo lovers.