PSF-KP International Satellite Squash
Nasir Iqbal, Farhan, Noor, Danish reach semis
PESHAWAR: Nasir Iqbal, Farhan Zaman, Noor Zaman and Danish Atlas took berth into the semi-finals after recording victories against their respective rivals in the PSF-KP International Satellite Squash Tournament being played here at Qamar Zaman Squash Complex, Qayyum Stadium on Saturday. In the first quarter-final, Farhan Zaman (PAK) beat Muhammad Bilal Khan (PAK) as the latter retired due to muscular pain. The score was 11-7, 13-11, 10-12 and 6-6. The match lasted for 32 minutes. In the second match, Noor Zaman of PAF beat Zahir Shah (PAK) by 3-0, the score was 11-9, 11-9 and 13-11. Noor Zaman, grandson of legendary Qamar Zaman, played well against his rival Zahir Shah and did not give much time to him to settle down. The match lasted for 23 minutes. In the third quarter-final, strong title contender Nasir Iqbal of Pakistan defeated Waqas Mehboob of Pakistan in straight sets, the score was 11-9, 11-1 and 11-3. “I am trying my level best to attain my full form and give cent percent performance the way I got training,” Nasir Iqbal said in post-quarter-final talks with APP. Nasir Iqbal just took 18-minutes to beat Waqas Mehboob, younger brother of Farhan Mehboob. In the last quarter-final of the Men category, Danish Atlas Khan of Pakistan defeated Zeeshan Zeb of Pakistan by 3-0, the score was 11-4, 11-7, 11-4. The match lasted for 21 minutes. Danish is also in good form and played well against Zeeshan Zeb. In the women's quarter, top seeded Ammna Fayyaz (PAK) beat Rushna Mehboob (PAK) by 3-1, the score was 8-11, 11-7, 11-7 and 11-8. The match lasted for 22 minutes. In the second match, Noor ul Huda (PAK) beat Zainab Khan (PAK) by (3-0) 11/7, 11/8, 12/10.(18Min). - APP