ISLAMABAD, Nov 29 (APP): Former World Champion Qamar Zaman believes
the current national players need to know what a World Champion is and
what efforts are required to achieve that glory.
Talking to APP, Qamar said: “Our players are brilliant but
they lack the type of training we had gone through our times. We used
to practice in courts for more than 6 hours and that was the reason for
our being best in the game.”
Qamar said nowadays players train in the court for 2 hours and
have poor physical fitness. “Therefore time and again I advise the
players to work hard in courts and on their physical fitness,” he said.
He said he sees no player in the current lot who can match up to
the capabilities of Squash Legends Jansher Khan and Jahangir Khan.
Qamar, who will accompany the team as manager in the WSF Men’s
World Squash Team Championship in December at Egypt, said there is
plentiful of talent in the country but due to lack of professionalism,
commitment and poor physical fitness no player had reached that prime.
Speaking about the Squash Team Championship, he said players Nasir
Iqbal, Farhan Zaman and Danish Atlas are working hard for the event and
are in good shape. “I cannot say that we will win in the event but
hopefully will comeback with good results,” he said.
Talking about the Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF), he said PSF is
doing its level best for the players but it is time to hunt for under-12, U14 and U15 players from all over the country and prepare them for future.
“The talent comes forward from this age group,” he said adding that
I am sure we will get a World Champion from this age group but the only
need is to polish these players.