CNS International Squash Championship: Pakistan's Nasir Iqbal loses in final

The competition was held at PN Roshan Khan Jahangir Squash Complex in Karachi

By Web Desk
May 12, 2024
Mohamed Zakaria and Nasir Iqbal during the final.- File 

Mohamed Zakaria of Egypt won the 16th Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) International Squash Championship. The final of the tournament was played at the PN Roshan Khan Jahangir Squash Complex in Karachi.

Zakaria won the championship by defeating Nasir Iqbal by 3-1 in the final of the $20,000 prize money championship.

Nasir started well by winning the first game 13-11. However, Zakaria made a comeback and won three consecutive games to clinch the match.

The Egyptian player tied the match at 1-1 by winning the second game 11-4. He then took the 2-1 lead by winning the third game 11-5. Zakaria sealed the victory by winning the fourth and final game 11-7.

Zakaria, the winner, received a trophy and $3,850 in prize money, while the runner-up Nasir Iqbal received $1,938.

The Chief of the Naval Staff of Pakistan, Admiral Naveed Ashraf, was the guest of honour in the final match and distributed cash prizes to the winner and the runner-up.

Ashraf also gave a speech at the event saying that the Pakistan Navy is not only defending the country but also playing a role in promoting sports.

The tournament began on May 8th with the final held on May 12th, Sunday.