ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Squash Federation would conduct trials to select male and female players for the Asian Junior Squash Team Championship 2013 to be held in Korea from Feb 20-24.

The trials will be held in Islamabad on January 1t at Mushaf Ali Mir Squash Complex in which 10 female and 14 male players will appear. The trials will be witnessed by coach Jamshed Gul and four male and female will be picked.

Two top players Samar Anjum and Riffat Khan of Punjab would be overage by the time the championship starts, as they reach 19 on February 14, but if selected in team they would be eligible to represent Pakistan as the last date of submitting of players list on February 1, and there would be no problem as far as their age limit is concern.

For the preparations of event Jamshed Gul said that he has many quality players and those perform well will be included in squad to appear in the championship. He said that his main focus would be on female players as the PSF wants to improve their rankings and expecting better results from them. “I had some very good female players those are capable of beating any top player of the world but needs proper training and mental toughness.”

On female players poor show in British Junior Open, Gul said, playing at Asian circuit is different than playing in British Juniors, the competition gets really tougher when it comes to British Open play or any other PSA event. But in Asia Pakistani female players had a great chance and with proper training with top male players, these  would get a lot of benefit to win the championship. About the male players chances, Jamshed said that Pakistan juniors are the best in Asia and has ability to win the championship. They would not take an opponent easy but will focus on winning matches to become trophy winners in both categories.