KARACHI The Sindh Squash Association for the third year running won the Pride of Performance trophy announced by the Pakistan Squash Federation for its outstanding contribution to the game. Established seven years ago, the award is given at the PSF annual general meeting in recognition of the services of a provincial association for the development and promotion of the sport. The PSF annual general meeting was held at Islamabad under the chair of Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff and President Pakistan Squash Federation on Friday. Qamar awarded the trophy to SSA secretary Engineer Tahir Khanzada who personally accepted the award on behalf of the SSA from the PSF chief. The Sindh Squash Association had won the award in 2008 and 2009 and it completed a hat-trick this year. The Sindh Squash Association has obtained 115 points and the runner-up Punjab Squash Association obtained 96 points, KPK obtained 44 points. Tahir Khanzada said that it was great achievement for the SSA which have succeeded in winning the honor without having an independent squash complex facility. The SSA was working all out for the promotion of squash in the province of Sindh, he said. He also spoke about the support that squash legend former world champion Jahangir Khan had provided from time to time. He also praised Navy for providing training and events facilities to the SSA. He said the SSA took this opportunity to thank its sponsors namely Pakistan Sports Trust, Kazim Anwar AHDA Trust, Rashid Memorial Welfare trust, TS Builders Pvt. Ltd, Civil Aviation Authority, without whom the SSA would not have been able to win this prestigious PSF award. Tahir raised at the AGM the issue of the squash court that the PSF had constructed with its funds at the NSTCC at Karachi. He informed that complex has been completed but the local NSTCC administration had not handed over the facility to the SSA as was agreed when the PSF took the permission for constructing the court. At that time, the PSB had agreed that the courts financed by the PSF would be handed over to the SSA which would have administrative control over the playing facility. The President PSF assured the SSA that he would visit Karachi soon to resolve the Squash complex issue at national coaching centre. He said the SSA had offered to the PSF to hold national and international ranking tournaments in four different cities of Sindh. The cities are Karachi, Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Rashidabad (District Tando Allayar). The previous record of the pride of performance trophy is as under: NWFP Squash Association has won in the year 1993 & 1994 Punjab Squash Association has won from 1995 to 2007