Egypt’s Zahed beats countryman to lift CNS Int’l Squash C’ship

Islamabad—World number 30 Zahed Mohamed of Egypt defeated his countryman world number 28 Omar Abdel Meguid to claim 12th Chief of the Naval Staff International Squash here at Mushaf Squash Complex on Saturday.
Zahed defeated his opponent with the game score of 12-10, 11-9 and 6-3 (retired) in a 36 minutes’ affairs.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, who was the chief guest of closing ceremony awarded trophies and prizes to the winner and runners-up of the championship.
Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, President of Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF), Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Syed Razi Nawab, Senior Vice President of PSF, Commander North Pakistan Navy Commodore Khalid Pervez, squash legends Qamar Zaman and Jahangir Khan also attended the closing ceremony along with civil and military dignitaries and sports lovers from the twin cities.
Pakistan Navy has been organizing CNS International Squash Championship yearly since 2000 to keep the legacy of squash alive. The prize money for the championship was $25,000.
A total of 48 players, including 15 of International ranking from Australia, Egypt, Jamaica, Jordon, Netherland, Wales, the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and the United States participated in the tournament.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, PSF Secretary Group Captain Aamir Nawaz said that the Pakistan Navy had a long association with squash. He expressed his gratitude to Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Pakistan Squash Federation, all the sponsors and participants, whose support made the event a success.—APP

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