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Alamgir to represent Asia at IBSF Board

By Syed Khalid Mahmood
November 30, 2017

KARACHI: Alamgir Anwar Shaikh has been nominated to represent Asia at the Board of the International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF).


Zulfiqar Ali Ramzi, honorary secretary, Pakistan Billiards & Snooker Association (PBSA), announced here on Wednesday that the decision in this regard was taken at the recent annual general body of the Asian Confederation of Billiards Sports (ACBS) held in Doha on the sidelines of the IBSF World Snooker Championships 2017.


“Alamgir Shaikh, who is the Vice President of the ACBS, has been nominated to represent the continental body at the IBSF Board, while Munawwar Hussain Shaikh, PBSA president, has been appointed as the legal advisor of the ACBS. Both the appointments are great honour for the snooker fraternity of Pakistan,” the PBSA official said.


Talking to ‘The News’ on his arrival from Doha, PBSA co-chairman Alamgir vowed to play his role effectively in the further development of cue sports at the global level.“Indeed there are challenges to be met. I will bring all my expertise into play to promote cue sports,” he added.


A recipient of the Pride of Performance award, presented by the President of Pakistan in recognition to his services in sports administration, he remained upbeat about taking Pakistan snooker even higher in future. “Cue sports in Pakistan have come a long way in the recent past. Our sustained efforts have resulted in glorious victories at major international events. More importantly, we have prepared a crop of youngsters who are geared to move on,” he said.