Star UK to repeat showing of Saragarhi Challenge Cup Polo MatchDate: Wednesday, 22 December, 2010
Star One UK (Sky EPG 783) will repeat a showing of ‘The Saragarhi Challenge Cup' Polo Match this Boxing Day (Sunday 26th December 2010) at 6:30 pm. The match between a Sikh team the Sherdills and the British Army Polo team, at the Royal Berkshire Polo Club was played to commemorate the Battle of Saragarhi 1897.
The Battle was fought during the Tirah Campaign on 12 September 1897 between twenty-one Sikhs of the 4th Battalion (then 36th Sikhs) of the Sikh Regiment of British India, defending an army post, and 10,000 Afghan and Orakzai tribesmen. All twenty-one Sikhs died defending their post and were posthumously awarded the Indian Order of Merit, the highest gallantry award an Indian soldier could receive at the time.