Gilgit - Baltistan

Polo Tournament in Chipursan Valley

By Sultan Ahmad

Islamabad, June 02: A sensational polo tournament ended in Chipursan valley last week. Organized under the patronage of Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board (AKYSB), the tournament was part of celebrations in relation to spring festivals (Jashn-e-Baharan).

Three leading senior polo players of the valley namely Sher Ali Khan, Mirza Mohammad and Bakhsh Dil Khan had developed teams of their choice comprising of polo players from Chipursan valley. Mr. Sher Ali Khan was given the award of best player and his team got the winning trophy. At the concluding session of the tournament, Nigahban Shah Chairman AKYSB applauded the role of players in promoting positive activities in the society.  He said that the next polo tournament will be played amongst players above the age of 60. He said that this will be an encouragement of the senior citizens and will be a source of entertainment for the fans of polo.  

Photographs: Muhammad Ali

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