Polo becomes popular in Kargil

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Kargil, Oct 7 (ANI): Polo is becoming popular among the youth in Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir.

A leading hospitality group recently organized a polo exhibition match, where some International polo players rubbed their shoulders along with local players.

The main aim of the match was to give impetuous to the sport in the region.

Muhammad Ishaq, a former polo player said, "This is a traditional sport and even small children enjoy this game and they have a tremendous talent for this game. When this polo match starts you can see every one from the district enjoying the game.,"

Sarah Thomas, a tourist from Austria said that the polo riders from this region were brilliant.

"I had heard about this game but I never watched it I knew it was played in the other countries but the riders here are brilliant," said Sarah Thomas.

Polo was a very popular game until the fall of the Dogra regime in the State since 1947. (ANI)

Story first published: Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 16:49 [IST]
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