Egyptian Zahed Mohamed wins CNS International Squash Championship title

22 Oct, 2016 11:40 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Egyptian Zahed Mohamed World No. 30) upset Omar Abdel Meguid (World No. 28) to win the Chief of the 12th Naval Staff International Squash Championship 2016 at Mushaf Squash Complex, Islamabad on Saturday.

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah was the chief guest on the occasion.

Besides the primary mission of safeguarding the maritime frontiers of the country, Pakistan Navy has significantly contributed to organizing international and national sports events in the country.

Organizing of sports events like golf, hockey, shooting, squash and sailing regatta are some of the hallmarks of Pakistan Navy in promoting healthy sports culture in the country.

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. The final round matches commenced from October 19and before that, there were qualifier and pre-qualifier matches.

A total of 48 players including 15 of International ranking from Australia, Egypt, Jamaica, Jordon, Netherland, Wales, UAE, New Zealand and USA participated in the tournament.

Addressing the ceremony, the Pakistan Squash Federation secretary said that Pakistan Navy has a long association with squash. He expressed his gratitude to Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Pakistan Squash Federation, all the sponsors and participants due to whom the event became a success.

Later, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah gave away the prizes to the winners and congratulated them for their hard work and achievement.

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