Polo Peace Cup 2019: Day 1 – Nagina Group beat Char Bagh
LAHORE: The “Polo for Peace Cup” commenced at the Lahore Polo and Country Club in Defence Housing Society, Lahore. In the first match, Nagina Group defeated Char Bagh by 8½-7.
In total seven teams are participating in the event, which are divided into two pools.
- Pool A consists of Char Bagh, Nagina Group and Artema Medical/Black Horse Paints.
- Pool B comprises Remington Pharma, Barry’s, Diamond Paints/Newage and Master Paints.
Hamza Sabir emerged as hero of the match with his classic hat-trick while his teammates Rafa Ateeq and Ahmed Bilal contributed with a brace each and Omer Elahi struck one. From the losing side, Shah Qublai Alam fired in fabulous five goals while Shah Shamyl Alam and Makhdoom Murad Shah converted one goal apiece but they couldn’t save their side from facing defeat.
Col (R) Shoaib, the president while conversing with the media said that “this event is being sponsored by Happy Cow Cheese and for this, he is grateful to the sponsors for coming forward to support this game of kings and knights.” He elaborated, that this polo season has started with an aim of promoting peace across the country and therefore, they have named this event as “Polo for Peace Cup”. “I hope with collective and individual efforts, we will succeed in promoting peace in every corner of the country and show the world that we are peaceful and sports-loving nation, which is always ready to host any kind of sporting events.”
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