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Simran Shergill lead Jindal Panthers win Cavalry Gold Cup at Jaipur Polo Ground

by RajasthanDirect
Oct 30, 2013

Simran Shergill makes Jindal Panthers to win their second success in two weeks, defeating SSC Polo by 7-5. Star performer Simran Shergill scores 4 goals out of the winning 7 in Jaipur Polo Ground.

In the absence of new sponsors and participants, Cavalry Gold Cup one of the Delhi polo season’s most prestigious polo cup had been given a skip for two years. Now having a new lease of life in 2013, it has been Under One Roof Hotel Consultants, as this 10-goal tournament came to a glorious finale on the weekend, with Jindal Panthers defeating Hyderabad’s SSC 7-5.

The consultancy firm comes from an Army (Cavalry) background and decided to take up the Cup to ensure that the continuity of the Cup is not disrupted. Partnering Under One Roof’s initiative are Mini Cooper (by Bird Automotive) with their Mini Convertible and Thailand Tourism.

The Jindals team comprised of heavyweights Simran shergill, Naveen Jindal along with Ricardo Nunez and Edward Winterton adding to some foreign quotient.

The highlight of the match was the fifth goal – Simran took the ball at the middle of the ground and hit a long shot that helped him get through the SSC players and eventually tap it in for a comfortable goal. While SSC came back strongly in the third chukker, and scored three goals to level the battle, Jindals established their supremacy and forged ahead to eventually win the tournament.

One of the only two tournaments not named after a polo patron, and instead named to honour the keepers of the sport – the Indian cavalry, The Cavalry Gold Cup had an attendance of 500 people across High Commissions and Embassies, corporates, hospitality professionals, designers, friends and families.

MDs of Under One Roof, Sonia and Manu Mohindra, shared the front row with the President of the Indian Polo Association – Gen Munish Sibal, and Sonia’s parents – Col and Mrs Chowdhary. Also a part of the day’s proceedings were MP and Jindal team Captain- Naveen Jindal, MD of RadioOne, Vineet Singh Hukmani, Assistant Director of Thailand Tourism – Chanyuth Sawetsuwan, who also gave away two luck draw tickets and hotel packages to Thailand.

Attendees’ List: Sonia and Manu Mohindra (hospitality consultants and presenting sponsors), Gen Munish Sibal (President of Indian Polo Association), Angad Kalaan (polo player), Monica Saxena (India’s professional female polo player), Naveen Jindal (Captain, Jindal Panthers team) and wife, Shalu Jindal, Vineet Singh Hukmanu, (MD of RadioOne – 94.3FM), Amitabh Suri (COO, Indian Terrain), Astrid Radunski (Cultural Counsellor – Germany), Carmello Barbarello (Eco counsellor- Italy; VP of Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Korakot Chatasingha (GM, India – Thai Airways), Zalmai Wafamal (Political Counsellor – Afghanistan), Poonam Sethi (celebrity tarot reader and wellness expert), Pedro Ruiz (CEO – Vivafit, Portugal), Anuraag Jacob (Health and Wellness Professional), Nitin Bal Chauhan (designer) Saud Khan (model), J Chris (Christina Fernandes) from Radio One, Sudhakar Bhatnagar (owner, It’s Greek to Me and Silk).

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