Following the tragic loss of King Power Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash at the King Power football stadium in Leicester on Saturday October 27, Cowdray Park Polo Club has announced the launch of the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Cup in 2019.
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with his sons ‘Top’ and ‘Tal’ alongside Gonzalito Pieres Photograph by Mark Beaumont
The new trophy will be presented for the first time to the winning team of the Quarter Final match in the King Power Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship taking place at 3.00 pm on Sunday July 14 2019, and thereafter annually.
The King Power Foxes polo team won the Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship in 2015, 2016 and 2017, having first entered the Gold Cup in 2014. In 2018 Cowdray Park Polo Club was delighted to see King Power take over sponsorship of the prestigious 22 goal British Open in a three year contract.
Club Chairman Roderick Vere Nicoll commented: “We know that Vichai Srivaddhahaprabha loved being at Cowdray Park with his King Power team that included his sons ‘Top’ and ‘Tal’ in alternate years. We are honoured to be marking his polo legacy by playing for his trophy during the Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship.”