PESHAWAR, Jul 23 (APP):The former World Squash Champion, Jansher Khan was shocked at the poor performance of Pakistan Squash Team and expressed great regret that the squash players made the entire
national really disappointed in World Junior Squash Tournament held recently in India.
Talking to APP, squash wizard Jansher Khan, the four times Super Series Champion, said that the selection committee has shown serious negligence while making selection for contesting such an important event of World Junior Tournament.
He also expressed his regret over the selection of
incompetent players for the such serious event, who earned no good name for
Pakistan, the country known for legends of squash rather they disparaged us in
India. The former Champion said the selected were not given proper training as
He held responsible the coaches and trainers of Pakistan
Squash Federation (PSF) for not providing proper training to the players and
also that Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) coaches and trainers have been
failed to make players ready for this big event.
All this mismanagement and selection of incompetent
players were the main reasons of failure in World Junior Tournament, Jansher
The legendary Jansher Khan, who ranked No. 01 for Ten
years, further said that the Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) must take some
serious steps to investigate into the matter, and those who are stayed
responsible for all this failure, should be treated accordingly.
Our coaches, trainers and squash players are provided
with the huge funds by federation and still their show was very poor at World
Junior Tournament. Jansher Khan said that winning and losing are part of the
game one time you win and the other time you lose but losing against Columbia
and Mexico, the country’s which are almost unknown in the squash circuit, is
Jansher Khan also condemned Pakistan Squash Federation
(PSF) that they have wasted the national resources by sending incompetent
players to India for contesting World Junior Tournament. In my personnel view
Pakistan could have performed well and was be in our benefit and the advantages
could be a lot more if the amount spent on staff and incompetent players on
sending for World Junior Tournament, in remarked.
If Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) was spent this amount
on arrangement of Junior International Tournament in Pakistan that would have
much better, he said, adding, the Junior International players would visit
Pakistan would be more beneficial rather to send an unprepared team for the
important event which did not but earn disgrace for the country.
With such step it would also benefit the players who were
not selected for World Junior Tournament held in India. Their interest in the
game could be developed, which was very helpful for our budding players to earn
good name for Pakistan in the field of squash at the International level, he
He said with holding Junior International Tournament in
the country the image of Pakistan around the globe will also be remembers in
good words. Jansher Khan regretted that no Pakistani could win World Junior
Tournament since he had won in 1986 for Pakistan.