Indian Army team lifts Sudan Polo Cup

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian Army team lifts Sudan Polo Cup, one the most prestigious polo tournament, beating beats British Army team on Friday. The match took place at the Jaipur Polo Grounds in Delhi between both the polo teams. In a well-contested match, the Indian team won the match by 5-3 following which Vice Chief of Indian Army Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane felicitated the teams.The Sudan Cup is one of the most prestigious polo tournaments, played between the British Army and the Indian Army alternately in India and the UK. It was instituted in 1922.After Independence, this cup could not be played until it was revived in 1971 when an Indian Army polo team visited England and had been regularly contested till 1998.After a lapse of 21 years, the Sudan Polo Cup has been revived and played at Jaipur Polo Ground between visiting the British Army Polo team and host Indian Army Polo team on Friday.From Indian Army side Capt Raghav Raj Singh, Lt. Col. Vishal Chauhan, Col. Ravi Rathore and Sep. Ravinder Mang and from Hackett British Army Lt. Henry William Harvell Amor, Capt Patrick Guy Aylwon Selfie, Capt John Douglas Sleeman and Gaston Devrient played the match. IANSAlso Read: Minor Chess Player’s Father Complains to CCI Against AICF Also Watch: Assam is heating up, Lakhs of People take to street to protest against CAB on Saturday, Watch Herelast_img read more

Edo, Lagos Emerge Western Conference Champions

first_imgHenson Demonstration School, Benin City and Wesley Girls Senior Secondary School, Lagos have emerged regional champions in the boys and girls’ categories respectively of the Western Conference of the 18th edition of Nestle Milo Secondary Basketball Championships concluded at the indoor sports hall of National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos yesterday.Henson Demonstration School got the better of hard-fighting Osadenis Mixed Secondary School of Delta State 46-37 in a well contested match that ended 46-37. In the girls’ category, Wesley Girls Senior Secondary School Lagos State, gave the Lagos crowd something to cheer as they defeated last year’s regional champions: Yejide Girls Grammar School Ibadan 34-22 to emerge champions of the Western ConferenceThe two finalists in the boys and girls’ categories will represent conference in the national finals in Asaba, Delta State. It’s the first time the national finals will be played outside Lagos in the 18 years history of the championship.Speaking before Tuesday’s matches, Branch Manager, Nestle Nig Plc, Mr Deji Adeshoga, said Milo is a brand that is well known in Nigeria as the number one supporter of grassroots sports. “For 20 years, Milo has been at the forefront of basketball development in Nigeria through the Milo Secondary School Basketball Championship; producing many top players in the sport”Meanwhile, the Category Business Manager, Mr. Femi Akintola has reiterated the company’s resolve to continue to contribute its quota to the development of basketball in the country. According to Akintola, it is the belief of the company that sports is a veritable platform for youths to learn values such as honesty, teamwork, fair play, respect, adherence to rules, discipline, perseverance, resilience and a strong sense of purpose.“These are the motivating factors behind Nestle’s commitment to this championship,” Akintola concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more