ISLAMABAD - Pakistan No 1 squash player Nasir Iqbal is still waiting for the justice to prevail and hopeful of getting clean chit from the WSF inquiry commission.

Talking to The Nation, Naisr said: “I have never ever even think about using the banned substance to enhance my game or get unwanted benefit, as my entire career is a clear indication that I am a neat and clean player.”

Nasir was world number 35 during his participation in the 12th South Asian Games squash event when his dope test was conducted twice, and within two days, first the report was positive, then after two days gap, it was negative in February, since then, Nasir is going through a lot of humiliation, pain and agony.

Nasir said: “My B sample test was conducted last month and I am in constant touch with the PSF for the past three months. PSF secretary Group Captain Amir Nawaz gave me assurance that the federation was taking good care of the situation and within next few days, the WSF would appoint an inquiry commission. Let me assure all once again, I am a neat and clean player and have represented my country from junior to senior levels. I am down with typhoid for the last one week and went to meet a doctor, who revealed shocking news that typhoid is inside my body for the past four months.  “I am an athlete and my nerves are much stronger than ordinary person, so my body was fighting against the disease. It might not be the case just because of typhoid in my body, my dope test was indifferent. But I am quite sure that an independent commission will decide in my favour,” he added.

Nasir said from February, when he managed to win individual gold in SAG and silver medal in the team event, he was not allowed to participate even in exhibition matches. “I have already suffered a huge deduction in my international points and will not be able to play the PSA events till at least August. I was aiming high and it was my dream to break into world top 20 and it was very much on the cards, as I had entered my name in different PSA tournaments, including a few $15,000 events in Pakistan. I would never ever forget the pain of not playing for Pakistan in the recently-concluded legends vs champions squash series against Egypt in Karachi.”

“I am fully aware the PSF is taking my case very seriously and working tirelessly to get my name clear, but it is my humble request to the WSF and the PSA to keep in mind my track record while taking any decision. I want to resume my squash as early as possible and I hope the commission report will be in my favour,” Nasir concluded.