Press

As well as featuring in the national press the day after each event, the Chakravarty Cup has been covered frequently in the international press.

 

When Harpers & Queen published their lists of “the most glamorous and unmissable events of the year” they always included The Chakravarty Cup. 

 

PQ International, the most prestigious polo magazine in the world and Password, the official magazine of The British Foreign Office, described The Chakravarty Cup as “the symbol of international friendship and understanding.”

 

The match was covered by Dubai television for about 40 minutes in June 2004 and was also shown on the ZDF channel in Germany in November 2004 as part of a documentary called The Palaces of Power.  The documentary included scenes and interviews from The Vatican, The White House, Buckingham Palace and The Elysee Palace.

 

On its ninth year The Chakravarty Cup was covered by CNN and they showed it with their main news as an event that was “more than a polo match, more than a charity match – it was an international event where the businessmen from all over the world come together to rub shoulders with the high and the mighty and do business with each other. ”

 

Hello! (Middle East) magazine, in its 22nd July 2007 issue, grouped together The Chakravarty Cup and The Cartier International Day on the same pages, with equal coverage, privilege and importance.  Photos from The Chakravarty Cup 2009 also appeared in Hello! Magazine.

 

The Chakravarty Cup 2011 featured a performance from 70s rock band The Faces,  including Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) and Mick Hucknall (Simply Red).  Members of the band appeared on BBC Breakfast and ITV Daybreak and were interviewed by the London Evening Standard newspaper as well as several local and national radio stations to publicise the event.

 

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