15th CNS Int’l Squash Championship to start today

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The 15th Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) International Squash Championship 2021 will start from Tuesday at the Roshan Khan Jahangir Khan Squash Complex.

A total of 23 matches will be played in the championship, which will continue till November 06. While sharing details of the championship in a press conference, the tournament director, Cdre Kamran Ahmed said that the championship carries international ranking points and 09 local and 15 international players carrying international ranking will be seen in action.

He said that foreign players are coming from 4 different countries including Egypt, Hong Kong, USA, and Kuwait.

First edition of the Chief of Naval Staff Squash Championship was played in the year 2000 with a prize money of US$ 6000.

This prize money was increased with the passage of time with an aim to promote the game and to bring the best world players to this court.

This year an amount of US$ 20000 has been earmarked as prize money for the championship. Pakistan Navy has an old and deep rooted association with the game of Squash. This association of PN with Squash dates back to the independence of Pakistan.—APP

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