Habib Metro Lines wins polo cup in Islamabad
CADD Minister says polo has become a popular sport in the capital during the past few years
Habib Metro Lines won the Jubilee Life Insurance Polo Cup by defeating Asean Polo Club in a hotly contested match by a narrow margin of 6-5 in Islamabad.
Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division was the chief guest at the final who distributed prizes among the finalists.
Talking to media, he said polo has become a popular sport in the city during the past few years. Pakistan has a great talent in the game as it is a traditional game in some parts of the country, especially the northern areas.
The Minister said that the polo ground in Islamabad is among the best in the world and the government will provide more facilities to popularize the game.
Five teams namely PBG-Kalabagh 4, Habib Metro Lines, Asean Polo Club, Dominion Polo Club and PAF Polo Club participated in the tournament which was played during the past week.
Habib Metro Lines and Asean Polo Club having scored most points in the pool matches made it to the final.
Pakistan has two polo seasons in the country. The first season starts from February and lasts till June while the second one starts in September and continues till winters.