LAHORE - The 14-goal Ittehad Punjab Polo Cup 2022, the oldest event of Pakistan polo, will swing into action today (Tuesday) here at the Lahore Polo Club (LPC) ground. 

Lahore Polo Club President Omer Sadik said on Monday that eight teams will vie for the top honours in this historical event. The participating teams are divided into two pools as Pool A consists of Newage Cables/Master Paints, HN Polo, Master Paints, Pebble Breaker while Pool B comprises Remounts, Diamond Paints, Barry’s, DS Polo/Rizvis. The Newage Cables/Master Paints will vie against HN Polo in the opening match at 2pm today (Tuesday) while Master Paints will clash against Pebble Breaker at 3pm. 

Highlighting the history of historical Punjab Polo Cup, Omer Sadik said: “With the origins of polo from Central Asia thousands of year age, our region is known for the colorful and powerful history of this sport, which has always been the mark of royalty and prestige. As one of the world’s oldest polo clubs, Lahore Polo Club relishes the prestigious history of playing the game of kings. 

“The Punjab polo trophy happens to be the oldest polo trophy being played for in Pakistan having been introduced in 1886. Ever since, this tournament has always been played at the world’s famous Aibak ground of Lahore Polo Club.” The LPC president also thanked Ittehad Textiles for sponsoring this historical event. “I am grateful to Ittehad Textile CEO Nazim Shahzad Shiekh and his team for supporting the game of kings and knights.”  Sharing his views, Ittehad Textile CEO Nazim Shahzad Shiekh said: “Polo is a lifestyle game and it has been gaining popularity in Pakistan with each passing day. It is an honour for us to support polo and especially this tournament, which is the oldest polo event of Pakistan. We will continue to support this beautiful game in future as well.”