Islamabad, December 04, 2018 (PPI-OT): 13th Chief of the Naval Staff international squash championship 2018 is scheduled to be held from 06 to 10 Dec 18. The championship comprises of 23 matches and will be played at PN RK and JK Squash complex. The opening media brief of the tournament was held on 4th Dec 18 where the Tournament Director, Cdre Habib ur Rehman apprised the media about details of the championship. He mentioned that first CNS Squash Tournament was played in the year 2000 with prize money of USD 6000/, whereas the prize money has increased with the passage of time with an aim to promote the game and to bring the best world players to this court.
This year an amount of USD 18000/- has been earmarked as prize money for the championship. Top national players will also be seen in action during the tournament as the tournament carries international ranking points. 12 local and 12 international players are participating in the Tournament, including foreign players from 08 different countries i.e. Islamic Republic of Iran, Egypt, Malaysia, Qatar, Mexico, Hong Kong, Kuwait and Portugal. The tournament will be played at PN RK and JK Squash Complex named after two legends of the game inaugurated on 19 June 1991.
Pakistan Navy has an old and deep rooted association with the game of Squash which dates back to independence. In Pakistan Navy the game of squash was started at a single court at Manora and the journey from single court to a world class squash complex became possible by deep commitment of Pakistan Navy with this game.
While apprising the media about tournament details Cdre Habib ur Rehman said that Pakistan Navy in addition to its hard core responsibility of Maritime Defence of the motherland, puts untiring efforts to project soft and positive image of the country at national and international level through conduct of such multinational events.
Similarly, it is an undoubted fact that media has also played a pivotal role to bring back peace and stability in the country and it is continuously contributing for better projection of avenues of sustainable development in the country. He emphasized at the dire need to propagate positivity about the country with more focus and strength. The Tournament Director appreciated support of Pakistan Squash Federation and Sponsors for their efforts to promote Squash in the country.
For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations,
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan