LAHORE - As many as 24 matches were decided in different age categories and four matches were held in each group in the Second Asian Masters Squash Championship reached the semi-final stage here at the Punjab Squash Complex on Tuesday. A packed crowd witnessed the former masters of the game in action and the veteran champions gave the glimpses of their glittering past to entertain the audience. Those who were seen in action during the event included squash legend Jahangir Khan, former world No 2 Gogi Allauddin, Jonathan Power, Ramy Ashour and former world junior champion Sohail Qaisar. Punjab’s young players including Ali Bokhari thrilled with their skillful game. Meanwhile, squash legends from Pakistan and abroad including Qamar Zaman, Jahangir Khan, Gogi Allauddin along with Geoff Hunt and David Palmer from Australia, Ross Norman from New Zealand, Jonathon Power from Canada and Ramay Ashour from Egypt held a press conference here at a local hotel on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Ross Norman said: “Since I have been here, it’s fantastic. The way the hosts are honouring and facilitating us is commendable. We are least concerned about security issues as we are enjoying our tour fully and witnessing a great talent here and by grooming them fully with all the latest facilities and techniques, Pakistan can regain its lost glory.” Punjab Squash Association (PSA) president Amjad Ali Noon said: “It is the duty of government and corporate sector to come forward and promote the sports across the country as there is no dearth of talent here but the actual problem is lack of finance. If we will provide each and every facility and adequate finance to the players of urban and rural areas then the time is not so far when Pakistan sports will revive and the players will start earning laurels for the country.