A three-day NLC Polo Tournament 2022 will commence from June 22 at the scenic Phander Valley, in Ghizer District, Gilgit-Baltistan. Polo is a very popular sports in the region but due to COVID restrictions, no sporting event had been organized since 2020.
The National Logistics Cell (NLC), which is developing infrastructure in the region, has sponsored this polo tournament to promote healthy and sporting activities in the region. Five teams will contest for the coveted trophy. Qualifying matches will be played on toss system. The inaugural match will be played between Ghizer Tigers and Phandar Bazigars while Phandar Defenders will face Ghizer Highlanders. Ghizer Super Stars have already qualified for the second round. The tournament final will be played on 24 June. NLC is working on Package-3 of the Gilgit-Shandur Road, a 216 kilometers long alternative route to the strategic Karakoram Highway to boost socio-economic activities in the area.