ISLAMABAD - As many as nine foreign players will participate in the 19th Chief of Air Staff (CAS) International Squash Championship scheduled to be held from June 4-9 here at Mushaf Squash Complex. President Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Sports Committee Zia-ul-Hasan said that the security of the overseas players had been beefed up after the Denmark embassy incident that took eight lives on Monday. He was addressing a press conference at PAF Officers Mess Islamabad. He said that the foreigner players would be brought from Airport under the surveillance of top security officers. "Australia's Bradley Hindle has arrived in Islamabad. The other eight will arrive here according to their schedule. Initially, 22 overseas players had sent their entries for the competition but 13 players pulled back due to personals reasons. We will provide foolproof security to overseas players during the championship," he said. Zia further said that the two-day qualifying round of the championship would start from today (Wednesday) at the same venue. "Top national player Aamir Atlas Khan is the top seed player of the championship, which carries US$ 30, 000 prize money that will be disbursed among the 16 players of main draw according to rules of Professional's Squash Association (PSA). The six local players are in the main draw. Also 16 national players will play qualifying round and top four will be allowed to participate in the title race," he said. Responding to a question, he said that upcoming talented player Safeerullah Khan had been awarded a wild card entry for CAS International Squash Championship on basis of his pervious performance in the national and international events. "However, players from Egypt, England, Australia, Czech Republic and United Arabs Emirates (UAE) will fight for the top honour, as the arrangements have been finalised to stage the event. The security has also been tightened," he viewed. He further said that Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) was providing all technical support to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) to hold this international squash event at Mushaf Squash Complex. "Director coaching Fahim Gul will perform the duties of tournament referee while five other national referees including Tahir Jamil Khanzada, Munawar Zaman, Wazir Gul, Yawar Islam and Fazal Shah will assist," he added. He said that the PAF was doing excellent job as the Peshawar Squash Academy produced top national players including Aamir Atlas Khan, Mansoor Zaman and Farhan Mehboob. "The PAF's efforts will prove fruitful in future and their support will be with the national players to bring glory back in the country," he concluded.