The 8 goal Islamabad Open Polo Tournament 2019 is continuing in full swing where international players are showcasing their talent in Islamabad.
The 8 goal Islamabad Open Polo Tournament 2019 is in full swing where international polo players are showcasing their talent.
Four clubs participating in the tournament include Kala Bagh Club, Asian Club, President Body Guard Club and S & R Dawoo Club. Every club has an international player on their teams. The international players are sponsored players from Argentina and UK. The tournament will continue till October 27 and consists of four rounds.
The state-of-the-art Polo Club, that is hosting this event, has enhanced popularity of this ancient sport, which traveled from Iran and Gilgit to Islamabad. Shedding light on the historical importance of the game, Shaukat Malik said Polo is Iranian and Gligiti peoples’ sport, adding that it is now getting popularity in the capital city as well.
He said establishment of Islamabad Polo Club is a great achievement in this regard, adding that the Polo ground has played important role in enhancing popularity of this ancient game. President of Pakistan had inaugurated the Polo Ground in 2013, after that the game gained momentum.
The facility also appeared helpful in producing some international level players, he added. Talking about the upcoming event, Islamabad Club Secretary Shehryar Mirza said facility of Polo club along with cricket, badminton and other indoor sports is a great opportunity that the Islamabad Club provides to the citizens.
These facilities are helpful in providing sports facilities to its members, he said. He hoped that it would be a great event for the residents of Islamabad.