On Tuesday, 27th January 2015, the twelfth edition of the Vodafone Sirmur Cup will kick off at the Rajasthan Polo Club in Jaipur, India. Six teams comprising of some of the world’s finest and most experienced polo players will participate in the 14-goal tournament. The much anticipated final match will be played on 1st February 2015, marking the conclusion of the polo season in Jaipur.
The Vodafone Sirmur Cup trophy was unveiled today at the hands of H.R.H. Maharaj Narendra Singh, in the presence of Mr. Amit Bedi, Business Head of Rajasthan, Vodafone India, Maharaj Jai Singh, Vice President of RPC (Rajasthan Polo Club) and Mr. Digvijay Singh, Secretary of RPC.
The historic facet of the high-handicap Vodafone Sirmur Cup tournament is the patronage of Jaipur’s Royal family to the event. The Vodafone Sirmur trophy is a tribute to the memory of His Royal Highness the late Maharaja Rajendra Singh, Ruler of Sirmur Estate, who was a passionate espouser of the sport. The trophy was initiated in 1982 by Her Royal Highness Rajmata Padmini Devi of Jaipur in the memory of her late father.
At a press conference in Jaipur today, Amit Bedi, Business Head of Rajasthan, Vodafone India, said: “We feel extremely privileged to present the 12th edition of the Vodafone Sirmur Cup, a tournament that has become a hallmark of sorts in the world of polo. The Vodafone Sirmur Cup is deeply embedded in Rajasthan’s culture and with the patronage of the Royal family, has risen to become a platform where the world’s best players vie to showcase their horsemanship skills. The 2015 edition of the Vodafone Sirmur Cup also heralds twelve years of Vodafone’s continued endeavour to support and promote the legacy of polo and gives it the recognition it deserves, both in India and internationally. With an impressive line-up of players and teams, watch out for an exciting week long visual spectacle of breath taking polo chukkas coming up right here in Jaipur.”