FOR the safety of the players and their horses, action in the 0-2 goals division of polo in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Miguel Romero Polo Field in Calatagan, Batangas were postponed for the second straight day yesterday.
Due to heavy rains brought about by typhoon “Tisoy” last Tuesday, organizers need to ensure the playing field is restored to its finest condition to guarantee the safety of everybody and provide a perfect venue for what could be a battle royale in the event dubbed the “sport of kings.”
Yesterday’s game pitted the Philippines, composed of Jose Antonio Veloso, Noel Vecinal, Benjamin Eusebio, Julian Garcia, Franchesca Nicole Eusebio, Stefano Juban and Rep. Mikee Romero, against Malaysia in an early showdown of the favorites.
“Nakakapanghinayang since everybody is ready and excited to play but we have to follow the recommendation of the officials. This is for our safety,” said Romero.
Also postponed was the match between Indonesia and Singapore.