ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) senior vice president air vice marshal (r) Syed Razi Nawab announced cash incentives for coach Gogi Alluddin and Pakistan junior team, which participated in the World Junior Squash team and individual championship in Namibia.

Talking to The Nation, Razi said: “It was decided in principle to honor all the four players Tayyab Aslam, Syed Ali Mujtaba Bokahri, Asim Khan and Israr Ahmed. Tayyab, Asim, Israr and Gogi were awarded Rs 300,000 cash while Ali was given extra Rs 150,000 for his marvelous efforts of playing in the semifinals.”

When asked about why Jamshed and Faheem, who originally trained the juniors, were not considered for the cash incentives, Razi replied: “No, it was Gogi, who was traveling with the team and took best out of them. We have set a clear criteria that only the coach travel with the team will be considered for the incentives.”

When this scribe asked Razi, the PSF is in dire financial strides and in such tight situation what was the purpose of retaining Rana Tariq as the manager of the Asian Games-bound squad, Razi stated: “We want to retain winning combination and secondly, all the expenditures of Rana Tariq will be borne by Pakistan Olympic Association (POA).”

To a query regarding preparations of male and female teams for Asian Games, the PSF svp said: “The team is preparing well under the guidance of head coach Jamshed Gul, who is assisted by Faheem Gul and other coaches. Pakistan is defending champions of the team event and we will try to defend title. We have retained same winning combination of Nasir, Farhan Zaman, Farhan Mehboob and Danish Atlas, while same Maria Toor, Sammer Anjum, Muqaddas Ashraf and Riffat Khan will represent the country in females’ category.”