Naseem Akhtar wins IBSF World Under-18 Snooker Championsip

July 11, 2017

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Naseem poses with runner-up and officials at the prize distribution ceremony in Beijing
Naseem poses with runner-up and officials at the prize distribution ceremony in Beijing

Sahiwal's Naseem Akhtar has won the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) Under-18 Snooker World Championship after beating China's Peifan Lei in Beijing on Tuesday.

Sahiwal's Naseem Akhtar after winning the Under-18 Snooker title
Sahiwal's Naseem Akhtar after winning the Under-18 Snooker title

Akhtar won five frames against Lei's three in the Best of 9 Frames game although the Chinese cueist had taken an early 3-1 lead in the game.

Expressing pleasure at his big win, Akhtar thanked the Snooker Association for their support and Pakistani people for their prayers in a video message.

Akhtar is the first Pakistani cueist to win a junior title. He earlier triumphed 4-0 against Israel's Amir Nardeia to reach the finals.