One match divided in Master Paints Polo Cup


LAHORE, Feb 07 (APP):Heroics of Sufi M Amir and Hissam Ali Hider
helped Master Paints Black outclassed Army Red by 5-1½ in the Master
Paints Polo Cup 2018 match played here at the Lahore Polo Club (LPC)
ground on Wednesday.
Sufi Amir and Hissam Hyder both remained instrumental with mallot
and ponies throughout the match and banged in a brace each in Master
Paints Black’s triumph while Saqib Khan Khakwani contributed the
remaining one. The only goal from the losing side came from Miguel
Luis Duggan.
Saqib Khakwani started the match by firing a fantastic field goal
and gave Master Paints 1-0 lead. The second chukker saw in-form Sufi
Amir displaying superb polo skills and pumping in two impressive goals
to stretch his team’s lead to 3-0 while in the dying moments of the chukker, Hissam converted fabulous field goal to further enhance his
team’s lead to 4-0.
The third chukker of the match remained goalless while in the
fourth and last chukker, Hissam struck another field goal to give
his team unassailable 5-0 lead. In the dying moments of the final
chukker, Mighuel Luis Duggan scored a consolation goal to finish
the match at 5-1. Bilal Haye and Silvestre Garrose supervised the
match as field umpires.
It is pertinent to mention here that earlier the name of the
tournament was Winter Polo Cup, which was changed to Master Paints
Polo Cup. Lahore Polo Club president Irfan Ali Hyder thanked Master
Paints CEO Sufi Mohammad Amin and Director Farooq Amin Sufi for
sponsoring the event and hoped that they would continue to support
this game of kings and knights with more fervour.
“The high-goal season has been moving towards its peak and
high-level polo will be on offer not only this tournament but
also in the events to come. Like other sports, this sport too needs
proper patronage and support of corporate sector and sponsors, so
I hope they will surely come forward to play their part in the
promotion of polo”, added the LPC chief.