ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s squash prodigy, Hamza Khan, Tuesday returned house after clinching victory within the World Junior Squash Championship held in Melbourne, Australia.
The younger squash hero was acquired by Air Vice Marshal Kazim Hammad, Senior Vice President of the Pakistan Squash Federation, on the Islamabad Airport.
Hamza’s win got here after he defeated Egypt’s Mohamed Zakaria within the closing match with a powerful scoreline of 10-12, 14-12, 11-3, and 11-6.
Regardless of shedding the primary sport, Hamza made a exceptional comeback, successful three consecutive video games. His achievement is critical as he grew to become the primary Pakistani participant to assert the title since Jansher Khan, who achieved the feat 37 years in the past.
In the meantime, World Squash Federation (WSF) confirmed on July 28 that they acquired concern over Hamza’s age from Egyptian Squash Federation (ESF).
In a launched assertion, WSF stated that ESF submitted a request to confirm the age of 17-year-old Hamza.
“Previous to all WSF-sanctioned junior occasions, gamers should submit their passport and Squash Private Identification Quantity (SPIN) to show identification, nationality and age,
“Because the recognised Worldwide Federation of the game, the WSF has a duty to completely examine the request from the Egyptian Squash Federation. There can be no additional remark till the investigation is full,” the assertion learn.
In the meantime, an official of the Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) has stated that the PSF is knowledgeable organisation and it conducts all required checks earlier than sending a participant to any age-group occasion.
“Like every other occasion, Hamza Khan’s age was medically examined earlier than he was nominated for World Junior Squash Championship,” stated Zafaryab Iqbal, secretary of PSF.
“We’ve got all documentary evidences of his age which show him eligible to play in world junior championship,” he added.
Zafaryab additional stated that WSF has not formally contacted PSF on the matter and at any time when a proper contact can be made, they may reply to it accordingly.
Hamza’s father Niaz Khan confirmed to Geo Information that Hamza’s date of start is November 2, 2005, and in line with that, he isn’t even 18 years outdated at this stage.
Updated at 2023-09-13 15:11:23