Zong National Polo Championship for Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup

Zong National Polo Championship
Zong National Polo Championship for Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup

LAHORE: Army-Coca Cola, Master Paints and Diamond Paints registered victories against their respective rivals on the opening day of the Zong National Polo Championship for Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup at Lahore Polo Club (LPC) Ground here on Wednesday.

In the first contest, Manuel Crespo slammed 5 goals as Army-Coca Cola outplayed Gurad group by 6 goals to 5 in a thrilling contest. Ahmed Ali Tiwana sparkled for the losers with 3 goals. Master Paints downed Hataff-Newage by 9 goals to 8 in the second match. Foreign player Gaston Moore displayed brilliant horsemanship and scored 6 goals to lead to his team to an exciting victory. Hissam Ali Haider was the main star for the losers with 4 goals. Diamond Paints outclassed Colony Sugar by 11 goals to 9 in the last tie of the day. James Harper and Raja Samiullah displayed dazzling polo with 6 and 5 goals respectively for the winners. Matias Vial Perez stole the limelight for the losers with 6 goals.

Squads for first match:

Army-Coca Cola: Abdul Rehman Monnoo, Raja Temur Nadeem, Isfandiyar Ali Khan Pataudi and Manuel Crespo.

Guard Group: Taimur Ali Malik, Bilal Haye, Santiago Mendivil and Ahmed Ali Tiwana.

Umpires: Marcus Hancock & Matias Vial Perez.

Referee: James Harper

Squads for second match:

Master Paints: Sufi Muhammad Aamir, Sufi Muhammad Haris, Gaston Moore and Shah Qubilai Alam.

Hataff-Newage: Adnan Jalil Azam, Shah Shamyl Alam, Hissam Ali Hyder and Hassan Ali Farrukh.

Umpires: Marcus Hancock & Santiago Mendivil

Referee: Manuel Crespo

Squads for third match:

Diamond Paints: Mir Shoaib Ahmad, Omar Asjad Malhi, James Harper and Raja Samiullah.

Colony Sugar: Hamza Mawaz Khan, N Shaikh, Saqib Khan Khakwani and Matias Vial Perez.

Umpires: Marcus Hancock & Gaston Moore.

Referee: Hissam Ali Hyder. – DailyTimes