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Squash15 Jul 2021

Squash: Noor Zaman defeats Ashab Irfan 3-1 in final
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD:-Top seed Noor Zaman defeated Mohammad Ashab Irfan 3-1 in the final of PSA Satellite Tournament on Thursday here at Mushaf Squash Complex, as the fixture had prize money of US$ 1,000. The final score-line was 11-6, 3-11, 11-5 and 11-5. It was the second title for Noor Zaman in the series of four PSA Satellite tournaments that were held under the banner of Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) aiming to provide an occasion to national lads to improve their international ranking after gaining some vital points. In the final Noor Zaman showed his top game and did not allow his opponent to settle his feet on the court. Noor displayed excellent skills of squash after hitting powerful strokes and playing some classic drop shorts. The final was a thrilling contest which was won by Noor Zaman. Senior Vice President, PSF Air Marshal Aamir Masood graced the final as chief guest and presented trophies to the players.  Squash legend and Vice President of Pakistan Squash Federation Qamar Zaman was also present at this occasion. Earlier, in the morning session, in the first semifinal, Noor Zaman got rid of Haris Qasim 3-2 after a well contested five game match. The score-line was 10-12, 12-10, 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, as the match lasted 43 minutes. Meanwhile, in the second semifinal, Mohammad Ashab Irfan ousted Mohammad Hamza Khan in straight games 3-0, as the game score was 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 in just 23 minutes.  

Squash12 Jul 2021

Squash: Mohammad Ashab crashes heavyweight Noor Zaman 3-2
SPORTS REPORT  ISLAMABAD:-The World No 721 Mohammad Ashab Irfan toppled heavyweight World No 206 and top seed of the tournament Noor Zaman 3-2 in the first quarterfinal of the PSA Satellite Tournaments at Mushaf Squash Complex, Islamabad on Monday. The final score-line was 7-11, 11-9, 11-5, 6-11 and 11-5, as the match lasted 51 minutes. The semifinals and final will be played on Tuesday (today) at the same venue. Results (Round-I): Noor Zaman beat Mohammad Ammad 11-9, 11-4, 11-7 (17 Min) Mohammad Ashab Irfan beat Zeeshan Zeb 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 5-11, 10-7 (Rtd-44 Min) Asad Ullah Khan beat Ahmed Amin 11-3, 11-5, 11-3 (16 Min) Salman Saleem beat Mehran Javed 11-8, 3-11, 11-7, 11-6 (36 Min) Haris Qasim beat Abdullah Khan 11-2, 11-1, 11-1 (08 Min) Hamza Sharif beat Faraz Mohammad 11-6, 11-5 (Retd-13 Min) Waqar Mehboob beat Khushal Riaz Khan 11-8, 11-7, 11-7 ( 31 Min) Mohammad Farhan Hashmi beat Hammad Khan 11-4,11-3,11-3 (14 Min). Results (Round-II):  Mohammad Ashab Irfan beat Noor Zaman 7-11, 11-9, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5 (51 Min), Salman Saleem beat Asad Ullah Khan by 11-5, 11-3,7-11,11-8 (30 Min), Hamza Sharif beat Haris Qasim 12-10, 11-5, 11-8 (24 Min) Mohammad Farhan Hashmi beat Waqar Mehbood by 6-11, 12-10, 11-4, 11-3 (30 Min).    

Squash08 Jul 2021

Squash: Noor Zaman, Faraz Mohammad, Farhan Hashmi and Hamza Sharif reach in semies
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (July 8, 2021):- Noor Zaman, Faraz Mohammad, Farhan Hashmi and Hamza Sharif reached into the semifinals of PSA Satellite Tournament after beating their respective opponents at Mushaf Squash Complex, Islamabad on Thursday. Semifinal and final will be played on Friday at same venue. Results (Round-I):- Noor Zaman beat Mohammad Ammad 11-7,12-10,11-4 (24 Min) Ahsan Ayaz beat Asad Ullah Khan 11-2, 11-7, 11-5 (30 Min) Faraz Mohammad beat Faizan Khan 11-9, 11-0, 11-9  (19 Min) Saeed Abdul beat Mohammad Azlan Khawar 11-9,12-10, 11-6 (25 Min) Farhan Hashmi beat Mutahir Ali Shah 7-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-8 (27 Min) Hassaan Raza beat Fawad Hussain 11-1,11-3,11-3 (16 Min) Hamza Sharif beat Mohammad Ashab Irfan 10-12, 11-2, 12-10, 11-8 (50 Min) Naveed Rehman beat Ali Ud Din 11-5,11-7,11-4 (17 Min) Results (Quarterfinals):- Noor Zaman beat Ahsan Ayaz 12-10, 8-11, 11-4, 4-11, 11-5 (60 Min) Faraz Mohammad beat Saeed Abdul 11-4, 11-4,  11-6  (20 Min) Farhan Hashmi beat Hassan Raza 11-8,9-11,11-2,11-7 (42 Min) Hamza Sharif beat Naveed Rehman 11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 11-5 (31 Min).    

Squash05 Jul 2021

Squash series starts on July 8
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (July 5, 2021):-A series of 4 PSA Satellite Squash Tournaments for Men will be kicked off from July 8, 2021 at Mushaf Squash Complex Islamabad in the premises of Pakistan Sports Complex.   According to a spokesman for Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF), all tournaments will be played under the banner of PSA (Professionals Squash Association), as each fixture will have prize money of US$ 1,000. The first tournament will start on July 8 and top national players will take part to show their maximum game skill to win the tournament. The 1st Satellite event will be held on 08 – 09 July followed by 2nd event from 10 – 11 July, 3rd one from 12 – 13 July and the 4th event on 14 – 15 July, 2021.  Squash series is aimed to provide an opportunity to the low ranking Pakistani players to raise their game standard and improve their world ranking by playing at home.    

Squash12 May 2021

Squash Federation postpones international fixture
SPORTS REPORT ISLAMABAD (May 12, 2021):-Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) has postponed the Chief of the Air Staff-Serena Hotels International Squash Championship, which was scheduled to be played from May 31 to June 4, 2021 at Mushaf Squash Complex, Islamabad. According to an official of PSF, the event was to be held at Pakistan Sports Complex from May 31 to June 4, 2021. The championship has been postponed due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation around the world.  Now, the tournament for men and women will now be held in the first week of August, 2021.    

Squash17 Apr 2021

Pakistan to host Annual General Meeting of World Squash in November
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (April 17, 2021):-Pakistan will host Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference of the World Squash Federation (WSF) this year 2021 in November at capital city Islamabad. The 5-day prestigious international event will be organized under the banner of Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) in the collaboration with Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and Serena Hotels that will be commenced on November 24. According to a spokesman for PSF, WSF president,  Zena Wooldridge in her message said, “Pakistan has a rich heritage in squash with a host of former World No 1s and World Champions hailing from the nation, so it makes sense to start our second half-century of WSF AGMs there.”  Stating Squash Legend  Jehangir Khan as WSF ambassador she added that, “COVID-19 pandemic meant that we couldn’t meet face-to-face at our most recent AGM last November, so I look forward to catching up with our National Federations in person this time around.” World Squash Federation’s decision came after vigorous efforts of Senior Vice President of Pakistan Squash Federation, Air Marshal Aamir Masood, who was pursuing the case for more than a year.  Expressing his views at this occasion, Air Marshal Aamir Masood said, "I thank WSF Board of Directors especially, President Zena Wooldridge and Chief Executive Officer William Louis-Marie for their trust in Pakistan.  Allocating this AGM to Pakistan is indeed considered a great recognition of our efforts as Pakistan has always contributed to squash and has a legacy of producing World Champions.  I personally believe that this AGM will not only help the progression of squash both in Pakistan and in the region but also change the perception of participants about Pakistan."  He also praised the extraordinary support of Aziz Bolani Chief Executive Officer, Serena Hotels for stepping forward and offering his absolute support for hosting this event in their arena which reflected his love for the country and the game of squash. PSF hopes that this event will help Pakistan in getting more international events and championships which will help the progression of squash to new heights.  PSF also plans to conduct Chief of the Air Staff international for men and women in May followed by Asian Individual Championship for men and women in August this year.  These events will be held in collaboration with Serena Hotels, Pakistan Sports Board.

Squash19 Dec 2020

National Juniors Squash Championship concludes
ISLAMABAD (December 19, 2020):-Noor Zaman has won the National Junior Squash Championship 2020 after beating Ashab Irfan in the Under-19 finals at Mushaf Squash Complex on Saturday. In Boys Under-19 final, Noor Zaman from PAF beat Mohammad Ashab Irfan from Punjab with a game score of 4-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7 and 11-7. The match lasted for 35 Minutes. Earlier, in Boys Under-17 final, Mohammad Hamza Khan from PAF beat Huzaifa Zahid from KP with a game score of 11-3, 11-3 and 11-6.  The match lasted for 13 Minutes. Results (Finals): Boys Under-17 Mohammad Hamza Khan (PAF) beat Huzaifa Zahid (KP) 11-3, 11-3, 11-6 (13 Minutes) Boys Under-19 Noor Zaman (PAF) beat Mohammad Ashab Irfan (Punjab) 4-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-7 (35 Minutes).            

Squash16 Dec 2020

National Juniors Squash: Semifinals stage complete
SPORTS REPORT ISLAMABAD (December 16, 2020):-Noor Zaman and Ashab Irfan moved into the final Under-19 event of National Juniors Squash Championship 2020 after beating Farhan Hashmi and Khushal Riaz in the semifinals at Mushaf Squash Complex on Wednesday. Results: Boys Under-13 (semifinals): Mohammad Zaman (Sindh) beat Umair Arif (KP) 6-11, 11-4, 5-11, 11-3, 11-7 (38 Min) Huraira Khan (KP) beat Yashwa (Pb) 11-5, 11-5, 10-12, 11-5 (32 Min)     Boys Under-15 (semifinals): Anas Ali Shah (Punjab) beat Saboor Khan (CAA) 11-5, 11-5, 11-8 (18 Min) Yaseen Khattak (PAF) beat Mehmood Mehboob (Pb) 11-6, 11-6, 11-7 (18 Min) Boys Under-17 (semifinals): Huzaifa Zahid (KP) beat Mohammad Ammad (PAF) 11-13, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 (58 Min) Mohammad Hamza Khan (PAF) beat Fahad Sharif (KP) 11-3, 9-3, Retired Hurt (13 Min) Boys Under-19 (semifinals): Noor Zaman (PAF) beat Mohammad Farhan Hashmi (Pb) 11-8, 8-11, 8-11, 11-1, 11-6 (42 Min) Ashab Irfan (Pb) beat Khushal Riaz (KP) 10/12, 11/5, 11/3, 11/3 (38 Min) Girls Under-19 (semifinals): Zynab Khan (Sindh) beat Noor Ul Ain Ejaz (Pb) 11-8, 12-10, 11-4 (23 Min) Maira Hussain (KP) beat Hira Aqeel (KP) 3-11, 12-10, 3-11, 11-9, 13-11 (28 Min).    

Squash15 Dec 2020

National Junior Squash Championship 2020: Noor Zaman beats Hamza Sharif
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (December 15, 2020):-Noor Zaman of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) defeated Hamza Sharif of Khyber Pakhtun Kawa (KPK) 3-1 in the Boy’s Singles Event of the National Junior Squash Championship 2020 at Mushaf Squash Complex Islamabad. The final score-line was 5-11, 11-9, 11-8 and 11-6, as the match lasted 32 minutes. The top national junior squash showpiece is being played under the banner of Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) for the teenager girls and boys. National Junior Squash Championship is a prize purse of Rs 500,000. The championship includes Boys U-13, U-15, U-17, U-19 along with Girls U-19 age groups.   Results: Boys’ Under-13: Mohammad Zaman (Sindh) beat Mubeen Khan (PAF) 11-7, 11-7, 11-3 (20 Min) Umair Arif (KP) beat Ibrahim Zeb (KP) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8 (17 Min) Huraira Khan (KP) beat Azaan Ali (Pb) 11-5, 11-7, 11-9 (20 Min) Yashwa Yousaf (Pb) beat Yashwa (Pb) 12-10, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7 (30 Min) Boys’ Under-15: Anas Ali Shah (Pb) beat Mohammad Azaan Khalil (KP) 11-9, 11-4, 11-7 (25 Min) Saboor Khan (CAA) beat Sakhiullah Tareen (Pb) 13-11, 11-7, 11-8 (29 Min) Mehmood Mehboob (Pb) beat Abdullah Nawaz (KP) 5-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-9 (38 Min) Yaseen Khattak (PAF) beat Varun Asif (Pb) 11-6, 11-7, 11-3 (18 Min) Boys’ Under-17: Huzaifa Zahid (KP)  beat Usman Nadeem (Pb) 11-13, 11-5, 11-6, 7-11, 11-9 (28 Min) Mohammad Ammad (PAF) beat Mohammad Azlan Khawar (Pb) 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 (24 Min) Fahad Sharif (KP) beat Nouman Khan (KP) 17-15, 11-8, 12-10 (30 Min) Mohammad Hamza Khan (PAF) beat Khaqan Malik (Pb) 11-3, 11-8, 11-2 (32 Min) Boys’ Under-19: Noor Zaman (PAF) beat Hamza Sharif (KP) 5-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 (32 Min) Mohammad Farhan Hashmi (Pb) beat Huzaifa Shahid (Pb) 11-5, 11-5, 11-6 (16 Min) Khushal Riaz (KP) beat Fawad Hussain (KP) 11-5, 11-3, 11-7 (15 Min) Ashab Irfan (Pb) beat Asad Ullah Khan (KP) 8-11, 11-2, 11-5, 11-6 (22 Min) Girls’ Under-19: Zynab Khan (Sindh) beat Nimra Aqeel (KP) 11-1, 11-4, 11-6 (14 Min) Noor Ul Ain Ejaz (Pb) beat Fajar Hamid (Pb) 11-0, 11-0, 11-3 (07 Min) Hira Aqeel (KP) beat Zohra Abdullah (KP) 11-1, 11-2, 11-5 (19 Min) Mira Hussain (KP) beat Sibgha Arshad (Pb) 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6 (22 Min)

Squash11 Dec 2020

International Squash, Tayyab Aslam and Madina Zafar win titles
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (December 11, 2020):-Top seed Tayyab Aslam and Madina Zafar have won the titles of Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles of the Pakistan International Squash Tournament respectively after beating their challengers in the finals at Mushaf Squash Complex, in the premises of Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad on Friday. In the Men Singles final, top seed Tayyab Aslam had to work hard to overcome his opponent Nasir Iqbal in a well-contested five games final. The final score-line was 11-7, 6-11, 3-11, 12-10 and 13-11. At one stage Nasir was leading in the match at 2-1 after first three games while the 4th game won by Tayyab 12-10 on tie-break. Final game was also crucial for the both player that also finished on tie-break, as no one was ready to let down. Both played displayed excellent skills of the squash, Tayyab made the mark after winning the final game. The match lasted for 68 minutes. Earlier, in the women’s singles final, Madina Zafar defeated her sister Faiza Zafar 3-2. The final game score was 11-8, 11-1, 2-11, 7-11 and 11-9.  The match lasted for 31 minutes. Squash Legend and Vice President of Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF), Qamar Zaman was chief guest at the closing ceremony and distributed trophies and prizes to the final winning players. Results:  Men Event Tayyab Aslam beat Nasir Iqbal 11-7, 6-11, 3-11, 12-10, 13-11 (68 minutes)        Women Event Madina Zafar beat Faiza Zafar 11-8, 11-1, 2-11, 7-11, 11-9 (minutes).