CHITRAL: The deputy commissioner of Lower Chitral on Sunday announced the names of polo players included in five polo teams that will take part in the annual three-day Shandur festival starting from July 7.Photo: Manzoorul Mulk
Surprisingly, however, the name of Shahzada Sikendarul Mulk, who has been leading the Chitral A team against Gilgit in the final of the tournament for three decades and brought home the trophy many times, is not included in the list. His unceremonious removal from the main team has disappointed polo players.
There are five teams from Chitral – A, B, C, D and Suibdivision Mastuj. The captain of the A team is Izhar Ali Khan, while the B, C, D and Subdivision Mastuj teams will be led respectively by Raza Khan, Ali Quli Khan, Shamim Ahmed and Shahbaz Nayab.
The notification issued by the DC stated the names of the players were finalized by the district selection committee at its meeting held on June 29.