LAHORE   -  The historical Hamdan Aibak Polo Cup 2022 will roll into action today (Tuesday) here at the Lahore Polo Club’s Aibak Polo ground. “Top six teams are competing for top honours in the 14-goal tournament, which are divided into two pools. Pool A includes Remounts, DS Polo/Rizvi and Barry’s while Pool B consists of Diamond Paints, Olympia and FG Polo Team. The main and subsidiary finals will be played on Sunday (Feb 6),” said LPC Secretary Agha Murtaza Ali Khan. He also thanked Hamdan Housing Director Kamal Nasir for sponsoring this high-goal event, where top national and international polo players are exhibiting their prowess. 

Throwing light on the history of this tournament, Agha Murtaza said: “The Aibak Cup is dedicated to the memory of Qutubuddin Aibak, who became the Afghan Emperor Muhammed Ghauri’s most trusted general. Qutubuddin spent his time between Lahore & Delhi, where he also built the Qutub Minar, now a world heritage site. Sultan Qutubuddin died in Lahore in 1210 in an accident while playing polo. He was buried in Lahore near Anarkali Bazaar.”