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- Monday, June 03, 2013 - From Print Edition


KARACHI: Most of Pakistan squash players have improved their international rankings, according to the new rankings issued by Professional Squash Association.


Yasir Ali Butt stood 68th, rising four places. Danish’s recent participation in international events helped him as he jumped to 84th position from 87th, while Farhan Zaman climbed one place up to 86th. Aqib Hanif jumped four places to 134th ranking.


Farhan Mehboob, who is the most experienced player in Pakistan’s squad for World Championship this month, improved his ranking three points to reach 137th spot.


Farhan was once world number 16, but he has dropped because of not playing international events. Recently he played an event in Kuwait.


Pakistan’s top player Nasir Iqbal, however, fell two places to 58th position. Aamir Atlas remains at 61th spot.


Saqib Yousaf, another member of the squad for World Championship, improved his ranking despite his poor show in an event in Kuwait. He rose to become World No 150 from 153 in May.


Hamza Bukhari, on the tour of the United States these days, jumped 23 ranks to stand at 158th place.


His brother Ali Bukhari, who is to represent Pakistan in Asian Junior Individual next month, has also climbed 13 places to 164th position. Tayyab Aslam jumped 13 places to be ranked 191st.


Nosherwan Khan from Peshawar got a jump of 37 places to be ranked 194th. Ammad Fareed, another member of junior team for Asian Individual, got 17 jumps to be ranked 197th. Maria Toor Pakay has fell six places to ranked 53rd.