30th Chief of the Air Staff National Jr. Squash Championship from Oct 27: Grp. Cpt. Asghar


PESHAWAR, Oct 26 (APP): The 30th edition of the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) National Junior Squash Championship, carrying a prize money of Rs. 0.5 million, will be commencing from October 27, Director PAF Sports Control Committee Group Captain Asghar Awan told APP here on Wednesday.
He said that all arrangement have already been completed well in time for the smooth conduct of the prestigious event of the Pakistan Squash Federation calendar.
Flanked by legendary Qamar Zaman, Asghar Awan said the qualifying rounds will be organized on October 27-28 in five different categories comprising Under-11, Under-13, Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19.
There will be a draw of 32 for each category, he informed.
It is national ranking event that would rest assure participation of players from all across the Pakistan as so more than 180 players have confirmed their participation for which adequate arrangement have been made in order to provide best available facilities to the players during the their stay, Grp. Cpt Asghar Awan said.
He said the main draw of the Under-11, Under-13, Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 will of 12 top ranking players, following with four qualifiers from the qualifying rounds. He disclosed that Chief Referee PSF Munawar Zaman, Squ Ldr Saif Ur Reman and Flt. Lt. Inam are looking after all affairs regarding the Championship round the clock so that to provide maximum facilities to the players coming from other cities.
He said in the Under-11 category national champion M. Ammad is the top seed players, followed by another promising international squash player Asad Ullah, a top seed in Under-13 category. International Uzair Shoukat, Zeeshan Gul and Mansoor Zaman Junior will be the top seed players in their respective categories including Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19.
Former World Champion Qamar Zaman said that it is good omen that Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, President PSF for sparing his precious time from his important professional work and took interest in the survival and betterment of squash in Pakistan. He took bold steps for squash and we are thankful to him from the depth of our heart for his involvement in the game.
He said PAF Squash Academy is working with full capacity and hopefully good things would come up to revive old glory. Flt. Lt. Inam said for the revamping of PAF Squash Academy initially front walls with UK and German materials have been used to bring the courts in its original shape in the first phase and in the second phase revamping of courts cost Rs. 10 million.
He disclosed that the second phase renewal of imported maple wood flooring of squash courts would start in November this year wherein five courts would be prepared.