Corps Commander Polo Cup reach semifinals


Team Master qualified for the semifinals of Corps
Commander Polo Cup sponsored by Diamond Paints while due to having equal points, now the fourth semifinalist will be decided on penalty shoots between Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel and
Platinum Homes today (Thursday) here at Jinnah Polo Fields. The most important match of the day was contested between Master Paints Black and Platinum Homes team and after a tough fight, Master Paints Black won it by 9-7½ and also booked berth in the semifinals by winning all the three matches they played so far. Manuel Carranza fired in five fantastic goals for Master Paints Black, while substitute player Mir Huzaifa Ahmed pumped in fabulous four goals and Sufi Mohammad Haroon struck one. For the losing side, which had a half goal handicap advantage, Iranian player Amirreza Behboudi hammered a quartet while Agha Musa banged in a brace and Qadir Ashfaq scored one goal.
The second match of the day also proved a thrilling one, where Guard Group defeated Kalabagh/Zacky
Farms by a narrow margin of 8-7½. For Guard Group, Temur Ali Malik smashed in superb five goals while Saqib Khan Khakwani hammered a hat-trick. From Kalabagh/Zacky Farms, which had a half goal handicap advantage, Raja Jalal Arsalan thrashed in five goals while Malik Ali and Nazar Dean Ali Khan scored one goal each.
The third and final match proved a one-sided affair, where Diamond Paints overpowered Ream Rijas
Group by 12-3½. Lt Col Omer Minhas (R) pumpedin superb seven goals while Ahmed Ali Tawana and
Abdul Rahman Monnoo thrashed in two goals each Mir Shoaib Ahmed struck one. Omer Elahi Sheikh scored one goal from Rijas Group, while they also had a handicap advantage of two and a half goals.