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Squash15 Oct 2021
CAS Squash Championship concludes with Egyptian victories

Abdul Jabbar Faisal

ISLAMABAD (October 15, 2021):-World No 67 Moustafa El Sirty (Egypt) toppled World No 59 Auguste Dussourd (France) in the Men’s final to lift the title of the Chief of Air Staff (CAS) International Squash Championship 2021 at Mushaf Squash Complex Islamabad on Friday. The final score-line was 9-11, 11-7, 11-6 and 12-10. Egyptian girl World No. 81 Salma El Tayab defeated World No 69 Marie Stephan from France 3-0 in the women's final at the same venue.

The third seeded player Auguste Dussourd, who had overcome top seed Tayyab Aslam 3-2 in the first semifinal a day back, started the first game of the championship title match with full confidence earned lead 4-1, as game went neck-to-neck as it was leveled at 5-5, 7-7, 8-8 and 9-9. However, the French guy finished the game at 11-9 to make the match score 1-0.

In the second game, both lads displayed a beautiful game by hitting powerful strokes and classic drops and nicks. Game was leveled at 1-1, 3-3, 6-6 and 7-7, at this stage Moustafa grabbed some quick points to end the game at 11-7, as she maintained the same momentum in the third game too and did not allow his opponent to get upper hand at any stage of the game. Moustafa finished the game at 11-6.

The 4th game was a thrilling one, Auguste made the score 4-0 by playing a quality squash and Mostafa bounced back in the game by squaring the game at 8-8 and then the score was equal at 10-10. The Egyptian guy won the game at 12-10 and became the champion of CAS Squash International Championship 2021.

It is important to mention here that Auguste was not satisfied with the countless decisions of the referee and he was looking up-set but an official of Pakistan Squash Federation did not allow some media to talk with the loser of the final.

At the end, Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal, Zaheer Ahmed distributed the prizes among the players. The winner pocketed US$4241 while runner-up US$2679.    

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