Six countries confirm participation in Asian Masters Squash


As many as six countries have confirmed their participation in Asian Masters Squash Championship to be held here from September 3. Addressing a press conference Karamatullah Chaudhary said that the countries which sent their confirmation include India, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Singapore, Nepal and Malaysia. Secretary PSA, Tariq Farooq Rana, DCO Lahore Noorul Amin Mangal and Vice President, PSA Sohail Khan were also present on the occasion. Karamatullah said the PSA extended invitation to a number of countries and so far six have confirmed participation besides a number of former masters of the game have also confirmed their entry.
“Hopefully some other countries will also confirm their participation in due course of time,” he added. Karamatullah said the event will showcase a better image of Pakistan which was deprived of international squash in recent years owing to security threats. He said leading squash players of the world have confirmed their participation in this four-day meet in which veterans of the game will show the glimpses of their glittering past.
“Senior players who have given up the sport will once again be seen in action and it is going to be a thrilling event of its kind,” said the tournament director. The age categories of the competition are 35-39, 40-44,45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and above 76. “Jahangir Khan, Jansher Khan and Qamar Zaman will also feature in the event,” he said. DCO Lahore said the competition will help in resuming international squash in Pakistan and in future other foreign teams and players will be willing to visit Pakistan. The last date of receiving entries is August 3.