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6 foreign players to visit Pakistan for Int’l squash tournaments

ISLAMABAD: Foreign players from at least 6 countries will be participating in International Men and Women Squash tournaments to take place here at Mushaf Squash Complex, Islamabad in September. Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) Game Development Officer, Flight Lieutenant Aamir Iqbal said Chief of the Air Staff (COAS) International Men Squash and Pakistan International Women Squash tournaments will be played here from September 10 to 15, reported the APP. “The foreign players from 6 countries to participate in the…

Senator Raja Zafar inaugurates Quaid-e-Azam Inter-Provincial Games 2017

ISLAMABAD: Senator Raja Zafar-ul-Haq on Monday blamed the spoils system for underachievement of Pakistan in cricket, hockey and squash. "Pakistan had a lot of talent but there was a need for planned and sincere efforts to revive the country’s status in international circuit," he said while addressing during colourful inaugural ceremony of Quaid-e-Azam Inter-Provincial Games 2017 at the Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad. The five-day event will last till December 29. 3700 athletes and team officials, technical…

Pakistan to host international squash tournaments after 19 years

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Squash Federation on Wednesday announced that international squash tournaments will be held in the country after a span of nineteen years. Pakistan Open men’s squash championship will be held in Islamabad from 17 to 24th December. Wing Commander Tahir Sultan, secretary Pakistan Squash Federation said that Pakistan would host the event after 19 years. Addressing a presser, Tahir Sultan said that he is apparently satisfied with the security arrangements in Pakistan. Moreover, the Chief of Air…

Pride of Pakistan: Jehangir Khan

The Game of squash was not meant for Jehangir khan from the town Neway Kelay, Peshawar. Jehangir Khan was declared weak and unfit for sport by doctors and was operated a couple of times for hernia. But hadn’t been for his father, Roshan, Jehangir wouldn’t have ever become a conqueror in the world of squash. Roshan’s support despite Jehangir’s ‘weak’ body played a key role in him becoming the youngest World Open winner at the age of 17 in 1981 by beating Geoff Hunt, one of the best then. Read More: Pride of Pakistan:…

Visa rejection forces Pakistan to skip Asian Squash Championship

Pakistan were forced to cancel their participation in the upcoming Asian Squash Championship in Chennai, India after their visas were rejected. Farhan Mehboob, Farhan Zaman, Tayyab Aslam and Waqar Mehboob were scheduled to fly across the border from Islamabad on Monday. The Indian High Commission rejected the visas for the national squash team following failure in getting the security clearance from the related authorities, a Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) official said. The PSF will record it’s protest at both on…

Did squash legend Jahangir Khan really win 555 in a row?

LONDON: Squash legend Jahangir Khan is famed for winning 555 matches in a row, but a new book has cast doubt on the figure and says it might be much lower. In ‘Jahangir Khan 555’, authors Rod Gilmour and Alan Thatcher say nobody was keeping proper records during Khan's five-and-a-half-year unbeaten run from 1981 to 1986. Khan's streak of 555 is credited as the longest unbeaten run in any sport, but the authors say their research has convinced them the figure is ‘factually incorrect’. "There were no statisticians…

Pakistan targets squash revival with Egypt series

KARACHI: Pakistan's legendary squash champion Jahangir Khan Friday praised the success of a series with Egypt in Karachi this week, saying he hopes it will persuade top-ranked players to help revive the once-popular sport in the country.