|July 4, 2007 (London, UK) - India is celebrating its victory over England in the sport of kings following Asia Cup Polo played June 30th at the Kirtlington Park Polo Club in Oxfordshire. The closely contested match, sponsored by MaharajahClub.com, concluded with an Indian victory of only half a point when the final horn sounded. (INDIA: 5 ˝ -- ENGLAND: 5).|
The Indian Team, made up of Ajit Medtia, Raghav Raj Singh, Satnam Dhillon and Colin Dhillon beat England Junior’s team which was made up of young polo players under the age of 21. Team England included team mates Ed Magor, Eden Ormerod, Ashley Rake and Ryan Pemble.
The rainy and water logged field in Oxfordshire did nothing to stop both English and Indian players from putting on an action packed display, pushing their horses to the limit in a series of well executed offensive charges. And Satnam Dhillon of Team India, named player of the match, put on one of his most colourful performances to date.
“The success of the Indian Team was thrilling, but I was very impressed with the young English players who displayed remarkable talent for a young team,” said Imran Hassan, Marketing Director, MaharajahClub.com.
The Maharajah Ball was the perfect ending to an action packed day. Celebrities from the worlds of sport, fashion and film mingled with guests and enjoyed fine Asian cuisine and entertainment. Among the celebrities who attended were Kapil Dev (named the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002 for captaining India to their Cricket World Cup in 1983);
Ajit Singh Medtia, captain of Asia Cup Polo’s Indian team; cricketer Ian Salisbury; HPA Chief Executive David Woodd; Nikki Bedi; Raj Ghatak; James Benning and from Sky One’s new hit TV show “Hot Air”, Syed Ahmed.
The event was part of Celebrasian.co.uk, a series of events celebrating the very best in Asian culture and lifestyle in Britain. Polo fit easily into the programme of Asian events as it’s a sport that has been enjoyed in India for hundreds of years.
Pictures from the event and the Maharajah Ball can be viewed here.
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