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March 27, 2019

Pakistan to host Asian Individual Championships 2021

Sports

March 27, 2019

KARACHI: Pakistan is to host Asian Individual Championships in May 2021 after a gap of eight years. Asian Squash Federation (ASF) has awarded Pakistan the hosting rights of the 21st edition of this important championship.

ASF administrative manager Jane Li confirmed to this scribe that the ASF allotted the rights to Pakistan in the Annual General meeting this year. “At the 39th Asian Squash Federation’s Annual General Meeting which was held on 20 January at Pattaya, Thailand, Pakistan Squash Federation was awarded the hosting right of the Asian individual Championships 2021,” said Jane Li.

Pakistan hosted the 17th edition of this Asian championship in Islamabad in 2013, which was won by Pakistan’s Amir Atlas Khan. It was after 14 years that Pakistan had secured the top slot at that level.

Pakistan had won the title in 1998 when Zarak Jahan Khan defeated Kenneth Low in Kuala Lumpur. Zarak was also the winner in 1994. The other Pakistanis to have won the championship are Jahangir Khan, Qamar Zaman and Mir Zaman Gul -- each of them clinched the title twice.

The 18th edition of the championship was held in Kuwait and the 19th edition was held in India. This year, the 20th addition of this championship is scheduled in Malaysia in May.

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