Army lifts Combaxx-Roshan Khan National Team Squash Title

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AFZAL JAVED 

ISLAMABAD: In a superb display of talent, Army players, were in command all through the event, and won both Men and Women’s finals of the Combaxx-Roshan Khan National Team Squash Championship organized by Pakistan Navy in collaboration with Combaxx Sports at Pakistan Navy Roshan Khan Jahangir Khan Squash Complex Karachi. 

Wapda players also shone on the court and emerged as ultimate runners-up.

The following are the results of the finals, both men’s and women’s and other position matches played on the fifth and final day of the tournament.

In Men’s Final, Army beat Wapda 2-1. 

Farhan Mehboob Lost  to Hamza Khan 9-11, 4-11, 6-11 (23 mins) while  wapda’s Nasir Iqbal Beat Sadam Ul Haq 11-1, 11-8, 11-5 (21 mins), and  Noor Zaman Lost to Army’s Ashab Irfan 3-11, 2-11, 7-11 (20 mins).  

In the Women’s Final, Army thumped WAPDA 2-0. Sammar Anjum Lost to Amna Malik 11-4, 10-12, 9-11, 6-11 (34 mins) while   Noor Ul Ain Lost to Marium Malik 6-11, 13-11, 5-11, 8-11 (34 mins).

Women’s Final Standing: 

Squash Legend and former World No. 1 Jahangir Khan was the Chief Guest at the medals ceremony and gave trophies and other individual prizes while Omar Saeed, CEO Combaxx Sports, Adnan Asad, President SSA, Lt Cdr Ramatullah, Media Advisor Pakistan Olympic Association Asif Azeem, General Manager Combaxx Sports Zubair Macha, Tournament referee Naveed Alam, and Tournament director Tahir Jameel Khanzada were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Jahangir Khan lauded the zeal shown by players during the entire event and advised them to focus on their game and sheer talent so that they can shine as world-class players to regain lost glories in squash for the country once again.