Alvi praises triumphant junior squash team

Updated January 23, 2019

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ISLAMABAD: (L to R) PSF secretary Group Capt Tahir Sultan, Farhan Hashmi, Abbas Zeb, PSF senior vice-president Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi, Haris Qasim and Hamza Khan pose on Tuesday.—Tanveer Shahzad/White Star
ISLAMABAD: (L to R) PSF secretary Group Capt Tahir Sultan, Farhan Hashmi, Abbas Zeb, PSF senior vice-president Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi, Haris Qasim and Hamza Khan pose on Tuesday.—Tanveer Shahzad/White Star

ISLAMABAD: Senior vice-president of the Pakistan Squash Federation Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi on Tuesday lauded the country’s junior squash side for their triumph in the recently-concluded Asian Junior Team Championship in Pattaya, Thailand.

Alvi, while addressing a press conference, said the win was deserved as the junior players have been consistent with their performances since last year and that Pakistan juniors were considered among the best in the world.

Alvi was full of appreciation for the local coaches, federation and associations and believed they were a major force behind the success.

He said the PSF has requested the Professional Squash Association to allot more junior tournaments to Pakistan and that international tournaments last year have helped players improve their rankings.

The PSF vice-president also revealed that Pakistan will host the Asian Senior Champ­ionship in 2021.

Published in Dawn, January 23rd, 2019