Asian Team Squash Championship: Pakistan qualify for quarter-finals after three successive wins

Pakistan remained unbeaten in Pool C

By Web Desk
June 13, 2024
Noor Zaman (R) plays a shot during Asian Team Squash Championship. - Geo Super

Pakistan on Thursday qualified for the quarter-finals of the Asian Team Squash Championship in Dalian, China, after beating the hosts 3-0 in their final pool stage match.

Noor Zaman, Farhan Mehboob and Nasir Iqbal won their matches today against Chinese opponents.

Pakistan remained unbeaten in Pool C of the event where they were alongside South Korea, Chinese Taipei and China.

Pakistan beat Taipei 3-0 and Korea 2-1 yesterday to make a good start to the tournament.

Nasir Iqbal, Asim Khan and Noor Zaman won their matches against Taipei. Meanwhile, Nasir Iqbal and Noor Zaman won against Korea with Asim Khan the only Pakistan player to lose a match.

The quarter-finals of the event will be played tomorrow. Pakistan’s opponent in the last-eight clash is arch-rivals India. 

The Pakistan team is being coached by the experienced Fahim Gul, who is eager to ensure that the national side wins the gold medal. 

Pakistan are the most successful team in the Asian Men’s Team Squash Championship’s history with 15 gold medals. However, their last win in the event came in 2016.

India are the defending men’s champions after winning the title in 2022 in South Korea.

Asian Team Squash Championships 2024 men’s pools

Pool A: Malaysia, Iran, Iraq

Pool B: Hong Kong China, Sri Lanka, Singapore

Pool C: Pakistan, South Korea, Chinese Taipei, China

Pool D: India, Japan, Kuwait, Mongolia