PESHAWAR - Promising young squash player Khushal Riaz Khan has vowed to win medals for the country at international level by utilizing his skills and international experience.

Soon after his return to the country from the successful US tour, Khushal told the reporters that he had participated in different national and international level squash tournaments in the past including British Junior Open Squash Championship held at Sheffield, England where he stood 23 among 64 competing players in under-13 category.

"Currently, I am at number 115 in the international ranking for European squash federation. Representing Pakistan internationally is an honour for me. Besides, I got a lot of experience while participating in US junior open squash tournament,” he added. “In the US junior open squash tournament, Pakistani players played tremendously, as in U-19 category, Israr Ahmad won the championship, while other players too qualified for final and seminal of various categories of the event.

He said the whole credit went to players and their coaches as well as Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) president Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, secretary group captain Amir Nawaz and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Squash Association (KPSA) president Qamar Zaman. “In US, I learned many new things and techniques about squash, which I will properly utilize in future, and hope that will be helpful for me.”

Moreover, I also met former squash star and internationally recognized squash coach Shahid Zaman Khan, who too shared some techniques with me, for which I am thankful to him too much,”he added.

Khushal is a regular student of Peshawar Model School for boys. He thanked principal of the school Madam Sarwat for extending full support.