LUCKNOW || As a part of Awadh Polo Week-2016 being organized under the aegis of Central Command from 12 to 16 Dec 2016, the Shine City Polo Cup-2016 was organized at Surya Khel Parisar, Lucknow Cantonment today. The Shine City Polo Cup 2016 was played between Awadh Warriors and Sultan on 15 December 2016.
Sultan won the Shine City Polo Cup – 2016 with a score of 04 – 02 goals. Whereas the Exhibition Match between Ladakh Vs IMA was won by Ladakh with a score of 02 against 01 goals.
The Chief Guest on this occasion was Lieutenant General Balbir Singh Sandhu, Director General Supply & Transports (DGST) and Colonel Commandant Army Service Corps, who himself is a polo player of great repute. He is an avid sportsman and a keen lover of the equestrian sports. He has won a number of equestrian events and is still an active polo player.
He has represented the Army Polo Team as well as the Army Service Corps Teams in National as well as International levels besides Captaining the Army Service Corps Polo Team. He still actively plays Polo and holds a plus 1 Polo handicap. He has been a member of the Handicap Committee of the Indian Polo Association and the Vice President (Technical) of the Equestrian Federation of India for last 4 years. He is presently as the Vice President (Admin) of the Equestrian Federation of India.
Lieutenant General Balbir Singh Sandhu gave away the prizes to the umpires, referee, Runners Up and Winners Team as also felicitated other players who participated in the said tournament. Other senior Army officers including their families were present on the occasion.
Tomorrow (16 Dec 2016 on Vijay Diwas), the final for Awadh Polo Cup 2016 will be played between 61 Cavalry and RVC. Also an Exhibition Match of two chakkars will be played between Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association Vs All Manipur Polo Association.