LAHORE - Pakistan squash team returned home on Tuesday after participating in British Open Junior Squash Tournament with Israr Ahmad of Punjab clinching the Under-15 title.

It was encouraging performance on part of our five-member team as one of its member Israr won a title while Kashif Asif lost the final of Under-13, said team's coach and former world number two Gogi Allauddin while talking to media on the return of the team.

He said Israr beat Yousaf Suleman in the final winning the match 3-2, 11-4, 6-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7 while Kashif lost to another Egyptian Ziad Sakr 9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 8-11.  He said Syed Ali Bukhari, Ammad Fareed, Tayyab Aslam made good progress in the event before losing their respective quarter-finals in Under-19 event.

"Egyptian players dazzled the event with their extra-ordinary performance winning the most of the age groups finals and it were only the Pakistan players who challenged their authority with sheer hard work and skilful play," said Gogi and added: "Our players are better in technique but lack in mental toughness and slightly in physically fitness and if they overcome these two factors they can rule the world squash scene in years to come."

Gogi was impressed with the natural squash talent of Israr and termed him an asset for Pakistan squash and also had similar sentiments regarding Kashif.