A view of final match of Sarsabz Pakistan Under 19 Polo Cup between LPC Remington Pharma and JPCC Colts polo teams at Jinnah Polo and Country Club. Remington Pharma Polo Team wins the match with 7-4
APP36-020121 LAHORE: January 02 - A view of final match of Sarsabz Pakistan Under 19 Polo Cup between LPC Remington Pharma and JPCC Colts polo teams at Jinnah Polo and Country Club. Remington Pharma Polo Team wins the match with 7-4. APP photo by Rana Imran

By Sohail Ali

LAHORE, Jan 02 (APP):LPC Remington Pharma clinched the Sarsabz Pakistan U-19 Polo Cup after outsmarting JP&CC Colts by 7-4 in the main final played here at the Jinnah Polo and Country Club (JP&CC) ground on Saturday.

While the subsidiary final was won by LGPC Servis Tyres, who defeated LPC AOS by 6-5. Polo legend Irfan Ali Hyder graced the final as chief guest while other notables present on the occasion were GOC Maj Gen Muhammad Raza Aizad, JP&CC President Shoaib Aftab, General Secretary Major (r) Babar Mahboob Awan, former Test cricketers Inam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal and Sohail Tanveer, Fatima Group Directors Ali Mukhtar, Abbas Mukhtar and polo lovers.

The final proved to be very exciting and action-packed which was witnessed and enjoyed by all the spectators. Both the sides started the final in a great style and matched fire-with-fire till the second chukker and after that LPC Remington Pharma prevailed over JP&CC Colts and won the final and title by 7-4.

Raja Jalal Arslan displayed high-quality polo skills and mallet work and smashed in superb six goals out of seven from the winning side while the remaining one was converted by Basil Faisal Khokhar. From the losing side, Aminur Rehman banged in a brace while Mustafa Aziz and Syed Muhammad Turab Rizvi struck one goal each.

Talking to media at the concluding ceremony, Inzamam said that junior players played tremendous polo and won many hearts. Kamran Akmal also lauded the high-quality polo skills of the youngsters terming them the future stars of the country. “I came here to witness the polo final with my family and my kids really enjoyed the enthralling final.”

Sohail Tanveer also lauded the outstanding polo prowess of young players and hoped that they will further excel in this game and win laurels for the country.

Winning team player Basil Faisal Khokhar said: “I really enjoyed while playing against the age fellows and it was hard work as well as team work which helped us win the final. Such tournaments should be conducted on regular basis in future.” Amal Raza, the female polo player, said: “The event proved to be a really exciting one for all especially for me. I am very delighted to win the final and I will continue to take part in the Under-19 events.”