KARACHI - Two Indian junior players Junaid Muzaffer and Ranjeet Singh have arrived in Lahore and will arrive in the city late in the night to play in the 4th Roshan Khan Junior Squash which began here on Saturday at Pakistan Navy Roshan Khan Jahangir Khan Squash Complex.
The two players were due to play their first round matches on Saturday morning but as their arrival here was delayed their matches have been rescheduled and they will play on Sunday. This is first time in five years that Indian players will appear in an event in Pakistan. The players along with the manager were issued visa at the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi. The squad caught the first available flight to Pakistan and has landed in Lahore.
In the meantime Drosham Khan of Canada, who flew all the way from across the Atlantic, landed here only to get a win by default when his opponent in under-13 first round Furqan Agha (Pak) failed to make an appearance.
Erfan Jamshidi of Iran has entered in boys under-19 and Aliee Nayeri will be contesting in girls under-15.
Dr M Ali Shah Minister Sports inaugurated the championship. Jahangir Khan Saad Hussain GM Corporate Affairs PARCO were also present.
The championship is an Asian Squash Federation (ASF) Junior Super Series event. This is the 1st time ever in Pakistan Squash history that a junior event is being registered with the Asian Squash Federation (ASF). A total number of 80 matches were played on the opening day.