WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP VII
ZONE D - PLAYOFFS
Lahore Polo Club, Pakistan (December 6-14,
| Results/Scores | Draw
| Australia | India
| Iran | Pakistan
| Singapore |
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The Pakistan Team (Zone D Playoffs)
Ismail +3 (Captain)
Murad has been based in the US for the last 20 years. He plays his polo mainly in Florida. Highest handicap achieved by Murad is 4 goals. He started polo in 1978 in Rawalpindi but after moving to the US for his college education, where played for Skidmore College and was an All American he decided to stay on and continue playing polo in the US as a profession. Permanently resident in the US with his wife Lori, Murad still remains a Pakistani national and continues to return to support polo in Pakistan.
|| Raja Sami
The son of a former 4 goal player. Had the opportunity to learn Polo in Argentina, taking full advantage of the opportunity has
attained the handicap 4 in very short period and has great further potential.
Sami lives in Rawalpindi with his wife and son. Sami began playing polo at a young age and was the beneficiary of a polo scholarship which took him to Argentina. He has played polo in India, Argentina, Dubai, Brunei and England.
Sami has won the National Open once but his main desire is to one day play the Argentine Open.
|| Malik Asif Yar Tiwana
A former from
Sargodha, educated at Achison and in the USA. Fifth generation Polo Player having played at all international centres and no
stranger to Indian Polo.
Shamyl Alam +4
Qubilai Alam +3
Qubilai or known amongst friends as QB lives on the outskirts of Lahore with his wife Zainab and two children. QB began playing polo at the age of 12 years under the influence and guidance of his father General Shah Rafi Alam and his grand father the legendary Brig. Hesky Baig. His highest handicap attained has been 4 goals. He has played previously for Pakistan in the World Cup in Australia. In addition he has played polo in Dubai, England, Ireland, USA, India, South Africa and Zimbabwe. QB has been one of the prominent players on the national circuit for the last 15 years. He has won the Pakistan National Open a record 5 times.
|| Mr. Hissam Ali Haider
Having ridden with his father since childhood has suddenly blossomed in the last
few years, jumping from 0 to 3 within the last few years. Having concluded his high school in
endeavoring to pursue a career in polo in addition to his education. His father Captain (R) lrfan Ali Haider represented Pakistan in India in 1986 and
Malaysia in 1990.
Hissam also known amongst close friends as Namoo now lives in England where he works and plays polo. He began playing polo at the age of 13 taught by his father who himself was a 4 goal player for Pakistan. Hissam has attained a handicap of 3 goals and is on his way up with his recent performances in England in the Archie David and the 22 goal Warickshire Cup. Hissam has played for Pakistan in the World Cup in India in addition to playing polo in England, Ireland, Dubai and France. Hissam played and won the Pakistan National Open at the age of 16 and has since won 3 National Open's. Hissam is also rated at 5 goals in Arena Polo and played in the final of the Arena Gold Cup in England this year.