The Final Match of Amity Polo Cup 2016 (8 Goals) was played between Sona Polo and Jindal Panther at Jaipur Polo Grounds, New Delhi, which witnessed some of the finest moves by the players and their equestrians. The glistening Trophy was lifted by Jindal Panther which edged out Sona Polo by 5 ½ goals to 3.
Simran Singh Shergill scored 3 goals and Miguel Saravia and Rehat Virk scored one goal each for Jindal Panthers whichstarted with ½ goal on Handicap whereas Vishal Singh scored 3 goals for Sona Polo.
Finals of the Amity Polo Cup was hard fought and played on fast pace. Jindal Panther started with ½ goal and Miguel Saravia scored the first goal at the very beginning of the 1st chukker while Vishal Singh converted a 60 yard penalty for Sona Polo.
2nd chukker was goal less.
3rd chukker was in favour of Jindal Panther in which Sirman Shergill scored 2 goals and Rehat Virk scored one goal whereas Vishal Singh scored one goal for Sona Polo. The score was 4 ½ goals to 2 in favour of Jindal Panther.
In the last chukker, Simran Shergill converted a 40 yard penalty to increase their team’s lead while Vishal Singh converted a 60 yard penalty for Sona to narrow the margin.
Scorers for Jindal Panther were – Sirman Shergill (3), Migule Saravia (1), Rehat Virk (1)and started with ½ goal on handicap. Scorers for Sona Polo were – Vishal Singh(3)
Amity Polo Cup Trophy was presented by Dr.Ashok K. Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Group, Dr. (Mrs.) Amita Chauhan- Chairperson, Amity Humanity Foundation and Amity International Schools; Dr. Atul Chauhan-Chancellor, Amity University, Mrs. Pooja Chauhan-Vice Chairperson, Amity Humanity Foundation and other senior members of the Management.
Speaking during the occasion, Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan applauded the exemplary sportsmanship and teamwork displayed by the players and assured that in future, Amity Group will organize more such events to nurture in Amity students a sense of social responsibility and to support the underprivileged sections of the society for assimilating them into mainstream.
Radiating joy and contentment, Ms. Pooja Chauhan remarked that education is a great enabler and an empowering instrument. It is very important to reach out to the marginalized sections of the society and empower them to shoulder the responsibility of the country. Talking about project AMITASHA and ATULASHA and how hundreds of underprivileged boys and girls are nurtured under theseprojects, Mrs. Chauhan, further, said that Amitasha and Atulasha aim to provide fillip to the underprivileged children by providing them free of cost education in an unbiased and non- discriminative manner.
The glitterati present during the finals included numerous Diplomats and Socialites such as Shri Amar Singh- Politician, Shahnaz Husain -CEO of Shahnaz HerbalsInc and Ambassadors of Poland, Malta, Korea, Syria, Lisotho, Slovania, Iraq and Israel.
The Tournament was played on half league basis with seasoned polo players of handicap +5 and +6 including Mr. Shamsheer Ali (+6), Mr. Abhimanyu Pathak (+5),Mr. Samir Suhag (+5), Mr. Simran Singh Shergill (+5) and Bk. Lt. Col Ravi Rathore (+5) providing nail biting moments in the Tournament and adding to the aggressive, excitement and thrill associated with Amity Polo Cup.
6 Teams (Pool A – Sahgal Stud, Bharat Polo, Rissala, Pool B- Sona Polo, Jindal Panther, 61 Cavalry) vied to win Amity Polo Cup 2016, the last tournament of the Delhi Spring Polo Season which started on Tuesday March 1, 2016.
The Sponsors of Amity Polo Cup 2016 included Axis Bank, airarabia.com, Lama Tours, Fraser Suites and GAIL.