Four-mem­ber Pak­istan squash team off to Tai­wan

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IS­LAM­ABAD—A four-mem­ber Pak­istan con­tin­gent took off for Tai­wan on Mon­day to par­tic­i­pate in the Asian Se­nior Squash Cham­pi­onship.

Talk­ing to APP, Pak­istan Squash Fed­er­a­tion (PSF) Vice Pres­i­dent Qa­mar Za­man said the Squash Cham­pi­onship will be played in Tai­wan from May 11 to 16. “As many a four play­ers and two of­fi­cials will be rep­re­sent­ing Pak­istan in the event,” he said.

“The four-mem­ber Pak­istan team par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event in­clude Farhan Za­man, Farhan Me­hboob, Is­rar Ul Hasan and Tayab As­lam while the of­fi­cials ac­com­pa­ny­ing the squad com­prise Fahim Gul (coach) and PSF Group Cap­tain Sec­re­tary, Aamir Nawaz (team man­ager),” he said.

Qa­mar said he has high ex­pec­ta­tions from the play­ers to per­form well in the mega event.

“The play­ers have worked very hard in the train­ing camp,” he said. He said play­ers from nine coun­tries will be seen in ac­tion in the mega event.

Re­turn­ing to the PSF af­fairs, he said the PSF is in talks with the Pro­fes­sional Squash As­so­ci­a­tion (PSA) to host a $50,000 tour­na­ment.

“I am more then hope­ful that PSF will be granted a $50,000 tour­na­ment very soon,” he said.

He said PSF Pres­i­dent, Air Chief Mar­shal So­hail Aman is work­ing with all his might for the bet­ter­ment of squash in the coun­try.

“He is also giv­ing plen­ti­ful of chances to the youth so that we can get a hand­ful of new and young tal­ent in fu­ture,” he said.—APP

KARACHI: Play­ers in ac­tion dur­ing Na­tional Taek­wondo Cham­pi­onship 2016 or­ga­nized by STA at NED Univer­sity.

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