KARACHI: Pakistani cueists had a mixed start in the second SAARC Snooker Championship which commenced in Dhaka the other day.
Top seed Ahsan cruised to 4-1 victory over Nepalese Ankit Man Shresth 79-0, 0-74, 78-11, 68-12, 66-2.
Third seed Babar Masih went down fighting to Indian Birjesh Damani 3-4 in the fully-stretched battle. The Indian won the duel 70-8, 97-0, 84-35, 36-81, 0-97, 15-79, 122-0.
As many as 14 cueists belonging to Pakistan, India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and hosts Bangladesh are competing in the event.
Published in Dawn, November 28th, 2022