Nasir Iqbal only Pakistani in Asian Individual Squash semis

Published December 18, 2021
PAKISTAN’S Nasir Iqbal in action during his Asian Individual Squash Championship quarter-final against Leung Chi Hin Henry of Hong Kong at the Mushaf Squash Complex on Friday.—APP
PAKISTAN’S Nasir Iqbal in action during his Asian Individual Squash Championship quarter-final against Leung Chi Hin Henry of Hong Kong at the Mushaf Squash Complex on Friday.—APP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s seasoned player Nasir Iqbal defeated Leung Chi Hin Henry of Hong Kong to qualify for the semi-final of the 21st Asian Individual Squash Championship here at the Mushaf Squash Complex on Friday.

The 27-year-old Nasir took 45 minutes to beat his opponent 11-4, 11-9, 3-11, 11-7.

Nasir’s compatriot Tayyab Aslam lost his quarter-final to Hong Kong’s Lau Tsz Kwan 5-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-3, 13-11 in a 70-minute battle.

Malaysia’s Ng Eain Yow defeated compatriot Mohammad Syafiq Bin Mohd Kamal 11-6, 11-3, 11-5 in a match that lasted 36 minutes while Yip Tsz Fung of Hong Kong took 23 minutes to beat Malaysia’s Yuen Chee Wern 11-7, 11-4, 11-5.

Meanwhile in the women’s event, Liu Tsz Ling of Hong Kong beat Malaysian Noor Ainaa 11-9, 5-11, 12-10, 11-6 in 35 minutes while Tong Tsz Wing, also of Hong Kong, defeated Malaysia’s Aifa Binti Azman 11-5, 11-9, 8-11, 4-11, 12-10 in 50 minutes.

Similarly, Hong Kong’s Ho Tze Lok overpowered Chan Yiwen of Malaysia 11-5, 14-12, 11-9 in 36 minutes and Rachel Mae Arnold, also of Malaysia, took just 22 minutes to defeat Hong Kong’s Chan Sin Yuk 11-9, 11-7, 11-9.

Published in Dawn, December 18th, 2021

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