ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF)’s tall claims regarding providing out-of-moon training under world's top coach exposed once again as top squash player and only representative in the PSA top 50 and ranked 7th for the event Nasir Iqbal was shown the door by qualifier Charles Sharpes in the first round of the $25,000 CLIC Sargents PSA Squash Classic 2015 at St. George's Hill.

Nasir lost 3-2 in 80 minutes despite enjoying 2-1 lead in the match. What was the purpose of wasting huge national kitty on one player, who didn’t even reach second round or beyond. It also clearly indicates that Nasir just managed to reach semifinal at the recently-concluded CAS Squash Championship, because he had to face low-ranked players like Adil Maqbool and Israr Ahmed and as soon as he faced high-quality player in the semifinal, despite enjoying 10-4 lead in the fourth game, he flopped miserably.

Nasir lost the first game 5-11, but bounced back to win the next two games 11-7 and 11-8, before letting Charles off the hook and lost the fourth game 9-11. It was classic battle witnessed in the fifth and final game, which went right down to the wire as both players were not ready to give up, Charles finally prevailed and took the marathon game 16-14 to book second round place, while Nasir packed his luggage.

Nasir has been enjoying full blessing of the federation since long and manages to appear in almost every PSA events, but for the last several attempts, he just failed to cross first hurdle or even failed in the qualifying round. The PSF’s double standards have already cost Pakistan dearly as the country's arguably genuine medal hope Aamir Atlas and Farhan Zaman have left Pakistan and settled in the US and the remaining players will follow them soon due to the federation's wrong and biased polices.