Pakistan team announced for South Asian TT Championship in Sri Lanka


PESHAWAR, May 12 (APP): Pakistan team announced for the forthcoming South Asian Table Tennis Championship to be held in Sri Lanka from May 17-21.
The team will leave for Sri Lanka on May 16.
Talking to APP, Vice President Pakistan Table Tennis Federation Kifayat
Ullah said that eight members teams comprising Fahad Khawjah, hailing from District Chitral, Ubaid Shah (Kohat), Basit Ali (Swat) in Under-18 category, Shah Khan (Swat), Haseebur Rehman Khawjah (Chitral), in Under-15 category and Kainat (Peshawar) and Iqra (Chitral).
He expressed his satisfaction over the selection of Pakistan team as
all players are hailing from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which is a great honor
for the province. He said players from Swat, Chitral, Kohat and Peshawar have potential
to reach among the top South Asian countries.
He said the team have preparatory camp well before the selection and
among them top seven players including two female players Kainat and Iqra were
short-listed for the team. Kainat has also the honor of becoming the first KP girl to win
Asian Championship recently in New Delhi, India.
All the selected probables are in good form and hopefully they would
give good result like in the last year Championship.
In the last year South Asian Table Tennis Championship held in Karachi,
Pakistan bagged silver medal in doubles and team event while Fahad Khawaja won
bronze medal in individual team while Faizan Zahoor of Punjab won gold medal in
Under-15 category.