Asad reaches semi-fi­nal in KP Ju­nior Squash

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

PE­SHAWAR—Cur­rent Cham­pion Asad Ul­lah took berth into the semi-fi­nals af­ter reg­is­ter­ing vic­to­ries against Hamza Zahid in a marathon five sets quar­ter­fi­nal of the Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa Ju­nior Squash Cham­pi­onship Un­der-13 cat­e­gory on Fri­day.

For­mer World Cham­pion Qa­mar Za­man, Di­rec­tor Sports PAF Sports Con­trol Com­mit­tee Group Cap­tain As­ghar Awan, Chief Ref­eree Mu­nawar Za­man, of­fi­cial and play­ers were also present. The match was started on fast tempo and both Asad Ul­lah, the cur­rent Un­der-13 Cham­pion and Hamza Zahid gave each other a very good fight. Asad Ul­lah won first two sets by 11-7 and 12-10 but he failed to click in the third and fourth sets won by Hamza Zahid at 10-12 and 1113.

It was in the fifth and de­ci­sive set when Asad Ul­lah came back strongly and suc­ceeded in top­pling his ri­val Hamza Zahid in a thrill-packed match. The score was 12-10.—APP the Pak­istan Cricket team.

“He has got his Aus­tralian pass­port and he will hope­fully ar­rive Pak­istan next week and we were al­ready knew of the fact that he will be ar­riv­ing late but there was no choice but to wait for his ar­rival “,he told news­men here at Bagh-e-jin­nah af­ter the fi­nal of U16 cricket cham­pi­onship.

PCB Chief said though Mickey could not at­tend phys­i­cal train­ing camp at Ab­bot­tabad and Skill train­ing camp at La­hore for the build of prob­a­ble for the tour of Eng­land, but other coaches of the team did their best to groom and train the play­ers.

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