LAHORE Bank Alfalah will sponsor the National Polo Championship for the Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup 2010 which saddles off at the Lahore Polo Club from February 23, today. The announcement was made at a press conference at the Lahore Polo Club on Monday. COO Bank Alfalah Shakil Sadiq, Head of Marketing Hamid Mirza and other senior officials of the Bank addressed the press conference. The championship is part of Pakistans oldest polo traditions and it will see the participation of local and foreign players from all over the world. Bank Alfalah has been sponsoring the Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup for the last 4 years and this their 5th year of sponsorship. The Bank has also been sponsoring a polo team for the last five years. Besides, they have also sponsored the riding school for the last two years which is nursery for future polo players. The National Polo Championship this year has eight polo teams where the lower limit of the tournament is 10 goals and the upper limit is 14 goals. There are 7 foreign players participating in this tournament. Teams: Hataff: Omar Asjad Malhi, Ahmed Zubair, Vierree Antinori, Hassan Ali Farrukh HSBC Bank: Sufi Muhammad Aamir, Hissam Ali Hyder, Gaston Moore, Sufi Muhammad Haris Res:- Raja Teniur Nadeem (1) Colony Sugar: Naveed M Sheikh, Atif Yar Tiwana, Fernando Quinto Bourdieu, Saqib Khan Khakwani Res:- Waseem Sial (0) Tag Heuer-Army: Ibrahim Pataudi, Shaukat Ali Malik, Julio Nevillo Astrada, Maj. Gen Isfandiyar Ali Khan Pataudi Res:- Ahmad Nawaz Tiwana (2) Guard Rice/Newage: Adnan Jalil Azam, Taimur Ali Malik, Shah Shamyl Alam, Lucas Di Paola Diamond Paints: Shahid Hayat, Mir Shoaib Ahmad, Raja Samiullah, Ignacio Tocallino Res:- Kashif Jamal (1) Al Khan/Tip Moor-UK: Dr. Iftikhar Ali Khan Simba, Bilal Haye, Ahmed Ali Tiwana, Tomas Pieres Res:-Hashim Kamal Agha (1) Pakistan Air Force: Wing. Commander Nausher, Taimur Mawaz Khan, Maj. Omar Minhas, Shah Qubilai Alam Res:- Squadron Leader Fahad (1) Schedule: February 23: Guard Rice/Newage Vs Hataff Al KhanlTip Moor - UK Vs HSBC Bank Colony Sugar Vs Tag Heuer - Army Diamond Paints Vs Pakistan Air Force February 25: Colony Sugar Vs Pakistan Air Force Diamond Paints Vs Tag Heuer -Army Hataff Vs Al Khan/Tip Moor Guard Rice/Newage Vs HSBC Bank February 27: HSBC Bank Vs Hataff Guard Rice/Newage Vs Al Khan/Tip Moor Pakistan Air Force Vs Tag Heuer - Army Colony Sugar Vs Diamond Paints February 28: Tag Heuer - Army Vs Al Khan/Tip Moor Diamond Paints Vs Hataff HSBC Bank Vs Colony Sugar Guard Rice/Newage Vs Pakistan Air Force March 2: HSBC Bank Vs Diamond Paints Guard Rice/Newage Vs Tag Heuer - Army Al Khan/Tip Moor Vs Pakistan Air Force Hataff Vs Colony Sugar March 4: Al Khan/Tip Moor Vs Colony Sugar Hataff Vs Pakistan Air Force Diamond Paints Vs Guard Rice HSBC Bank Vs Tag Heuer - Army March 5: Colony Sugar Vs Guard Rice/Newage Tag Heuer - Army Vs Hataff HSBC Bank Vs Pakistan Air Force Al Khan/Tip Moor Vs Diamond Paints March 7: Match for third Place Team 3rd vs team 4th after the completion of round robin matches at 2.00 Pm. Main final: Team 1st vs team 2nd after the completion of round robin matches at 3.30 Pm.