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1. The Indian Polo Association in its endeavour to promote polo has initiated with the various associations for exchange programmes of 14 goals polo teams on reciprocal basis. In this regard, the South African Polo Association has extended an invitation to IPA to send a 14 goal Indian polo team to South Africa to participate in their tournaments from 26 April to 6 May 2018 including the International polo match between South Africa and India at the Lions River Polo Club, South Africa.

2. India falls in B category as per the FIP rules. Keeping in view the next world cup, the IPA Stewards in their meeting held on 05 March 2018 has approved to send a 14 goal polo team comprising of players 01 to 05 goals to give international exposure.

3. You are therefore requested to please let us know your availability to play for the Indian National team and to attend the coaching camp with 6 horses of 14 goal level tournaments from 08 April 2018 for two weeks at Jaipur, if selected at the earliest but not later than 31 March 2018 by fax, telephone, e-mail or letter. Please note that once the availability is given by a player, there are no provisions of a withdrawl barring illness, accident etc. The decision to accept reasons for withdrawl rests with the IPA alone. Contents of IPA letter No. IPA/32 dated 05 May 2005 para 1(a) is attached for reference.

4. On receipt of the confirmation from players, the selection committee will be requested to select the Indian team.


1. The Selection Committee of the Indian Polo Association under the Chairmanship of Mr Gurpal Singh Sandhu met on 03 April 2018 in the IPA office at B Sqn, 61 Cavalry, Delhi Cantt. Based on the performance of players in the domestic polo season, the following players have been selected to represent India for the international Polo Match between South Africa and India from 26 April to 06 May 2018 :-

  (a) Col Ravi Rathore +5  
  (b) Mr Gaurav Sahgal +4  
  (c) Mr Siddhant Sharma +3  
  (d) Mr Salim Azmi +3  
  (e) Mr Padmanabh Singh +2  

2. The Selection Committee also recommended that Mr Uday Kalaan (National Coach) to accompany the team.

3. A conditioning cum coaching camp for the team will be organised at 61 Cavalry, Jaipur from 08 Apr to 24 Apr 2018.


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