Newport, RI (May 29th, 2024) … Newport Polo is excited to introduce the Pakistan Polo Team for Opening Day on Saturday, June 1, 2024 as the 38th nation to participate in the Newport International Polo Series Presented by Turkish Airlines.  The polo match featuring USA vs. Pakistan will begin at 5pm with a flag raising of the Pakistan national flag, and national anthems and Official Coin Toss.

“It is an honor to welcome the Pakistan team coming from such a great distance,” explains Dan Keating, the Polo Series Founder, “and we know our fans will be excited to see their skillful play, coming from the cradle of polo.”

The origins of polo in Pakistan date back to ancient times, believed to have been introduced by Central Asian nomads who brought the game to the Indian subcontinent. Polo has been played in the region for over 2,000 years, with historical references indicating its presence during the times of the Persian Empire and later in the Mughal e