ISLAMABAD President Pakistan Swimming Federation (PSF) Kamran Ahmed Lashari vowed to take up the issue of Anum Bandey at high level as Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) ousted her from Dhaka-bound swimming squad at the eleventh hour without any concrete ground. He was addressing a press conference at a local hotel after presiding over annual general council meeting of the PSF on Monday. He said that it was not fair to exclude the national best player from international competition without any solid reason. Anum was our confirm gold medal hope in the 11th South Asian Games 2010, he viewed. The Federation had included her name in the squad after conducting trials at Pakistan Sports Complex but the officials wrote off her name from team despite issuing air ticket to her. Later, she was allowed to travel to Dhaka but her family members refused to send her with the national team after facing the insulting attitude of the officials, Lashari said. He said that Anum Bandey had the abilities to excel at the Games. She got her earlier training from a British coach on her own expense and the federation had toiled hard to train her for the South Asian Games, he maintained. Responding to a question, Kamran said that Anum was well prepared for the 100 meter breaststroke event and she had shown her abilities on December 26 in the trials. The PSB unceremoniously dropped Anum Bandey from the squad without consulting the PSF, he lamented. Seventeen-member squad including nine male, five female players and three officials left for Dhaka on Monday to take part in the swimming competitions, which will get underway from February 5, 2010. Female team comprises Kiran Khan, Rida Mitha, Ghulam Sakina, Eesha Khan and Hoor Asrar Raouf. Our players will be featuring in the 50-meter freestyle, 50-meter backstroke, 50-meter breaststroke, 100-breaststroke, 50-meter butterfly, 100-butterfly and 4 X 100 meters medley relay, he said. He further said that nine male players Adil Baig, Nasir Ali, Mohammad Faiz, Sikandar Khan, Mohammad Mansoor, Zuhray Khan, Choudhary Abdul Aziz, Nasir Kahn and Israr Hussain would compete in 11 different disciplines. Pakistan swimmers will certainly improve their timings, he hoped. Lashari further said that the PSF would stage seven national swimming event this year. Besides the South Asian Games 2010, Pakistani athletes will participate in six international events this year including the Commonwealth Games, Islamic Solidarity Games, 13th FINA Master Swimming Championship, 16th Asian Games, 1st Youth Olympic Games and the 10th FINA World Swimming Championship, he said.