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ISLAMABAD: Squash legend Qamar Zaman on Tuesday said it will take up to four years to bring talented youngsters to fore who could play their role in regaining glory for Pakistan in the racquet game.

Talking to APP, Qamar said: “The Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) has asked legendary duo of Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan besides myself to work on youth in the academies set up in Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar and Lahore and groom them for the future.

“I am confident that in four years time, talented players from these academies will be ready to represent Pakistan at international level in the best possible way,” he said.

Qamar further added that PSF president Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman is making all-out efforts for the promotion of squash in the country and is providing the best facilities to squash players.

He said the PSF has sent a letter to the World Squash Federation (WSF), asking them to allow Pakistan to host the 2020 World Junior Squash Championship.

Speaking about the ongoing Pakistan Open Men’s Squash Championship, being played here at the Mushaf Squash Complex, Qamar lauded the PSF for its great efforts in bringing international squash back to the country.

Published in Dawn, December 20th, 2017