Polo player invited to par­tic­i­pate in int’l polo event

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS - ALIM

S AHMED LAHORE—His­sam Ali Hy­der, Asia’s top polo player has been invited to par­tic­i­pate in ‘The Com­mon­wealth Team’ at the an­nual ‘The Royal Salute Corona­tion Cup tak­ing place on the 23rd of July, 2016 at Guards Polo Club’. His­sam Ali Hy­der will be rep­re­sent­ing Pak­istan, in ‘The Com­mon­wealth Team’. The op­pos­ing team is Eng­land.

“It is a great hon­our for me, to be play­ing for the Com­mon­wealth Team in The Corona­tion Cup. This will be a great op­por­tu­nity for me to not only play along­side the world’s best polo play­ers but also play my part in re­viv­ing Pak­istan’s im­age”, said His­sam Ali Hy­der who is play­ing with Fred Man­nix (8 goals) is the high­est rated player in North Amer­ica and also cap­tain of the Com­mon­wealth Team, J P Clarkin (7 goals) high­est rated played in New Zealand and cap­tain of the Na­tional Team and Chris McKen­zie (6 goals) high­est rated player in South Africa and has rep­re­sented the South African na­tional team in at The Corona­tion Cup in the past.

The Corona­tion Cup will be show­cas­ing the very best of this fast-paced sport, the finest in­ter­na­tional play­ers that gather each year to face Eng­land in hope of lift­ing this much cov­eted tro­phy. The Bri­tish Roy­alty, amongst thou­sands will be at­tend­ing this pre­mier event to en­joy a quin­tes­sen­tial day of sport­ing ac­tion and un­ri­valled hospi­tal­ity.

His­sam has been play­ing polo in United King­dom for the past 15 years and has played some of the most renowned polo tour­na­ments such as the Royal Wind­sor Cup, Queens Cup and Snow Polo in St Moritz. This is the first time in his­tory that an Asian player will play ‘The Corona­tion Cup’ and a great source of pride for our country. His­sam Ali Hy­der is also on the Board of Direc­tors for the pres­ti­gious Guard’s Polo Club and con­tin­ues to make the Pak­istani flag fly high at ev­ery step of his polo ca­reer.

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