Gigantic effort can take Pak squash to top: Jahangir

KARACHI - Squash legend Jahangir Khan believed that a gigantic effort is needed to bring Pakistan squash at par with the world level.
"If we are happy and satisfied with success at Asian level, Pakistan cannot regain its past glories,” he told APP in interview on the eve of 66th Independence Day of Pakistan which will be celebrated across Pakistan and in the world on Wednesday.
He said Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) must plan out things at the highest level to bring the game back on the track which went on the rapid decline after retirement of Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan.
"We are nowhere in top 20 ranking which showed decline of the game in Pakistan. Pakistani players used to dominate 5-7 place in the top 10 ranking of PSA,” he recalled.
"Without proper and long-term planning under expert coaching under dedicated peoples, squash standard cannot be improved', Jahangir Khan a record ten-time British Open and six-time World Champion, added.
He called upon the players to fully dedicate them to achieve an excellence in the game. "It needed a massive hard work and training to accomplish something in game", Jahangir, a former President of Pakistan Squash Federation, said. He said he felt sorry when he looked at the current state of affairs in squash.

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