Pakistan won the 2016 World Team Junior Squash Championships by beating the defending champions Egypt in the final match by 2-1 on Wednesday. The competition was held from August 7-16 in Bielsko-Biała, Poland.
“My heartiest congratulations to the entire Pakistan team, Pakistan Squash Federation and above all to the entire nation for the great victory,” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said.
He ascribed the victory to the vision of President PSF Air Vice Marshal Syed Razi-ul-Hassan Nawab, guidance of squash legends and to the devotion and diligent work of the players.
“Inshallah (God willing) with the prayers of the entire nation, Pakistan squash would once again achieve its rightful place,” Nawaz said.
As per the points of interest accessible here, Israr Ahmed gave Pakistan early favorable position in the wake of beating Egypt’s Saadeldin Abouaish in the opening match by 3-0.
Youssef Ibrahim Abdallah of Egypt then leveled the match 1-1 as he came over Pakistan’s Ayaz Ahsan 13/11, 11/13, 11/5, 11/6.
In the decider, Abbas Shoukat beat Egypt’s Marwan Tarek Abdelhamid by 3-0, securing the title for Pakistan.
It was Pakistan’s fifth title in World Team Junior Squash Championships.
Congratulations to the whole Pakistani team and nation!