ISLAMABAD - The World Squash Federation (WSF) has given clean chit to Pakistan Squash Federation regarding age-scrutiny issues of two members of Pakistan World Junior Team Championship winning squad.

Highly placed sources have confirmed to The Nation on Friday that WSF Chief Executive Officer Andrew Shelley had written a detailed email to Pakistan Squash Federation confirming that WSF, after going through independent medical facility report under the supervision of radiologist at the Nawaloke Hospital, Colombo on October 11, agreed that the bone ages of the players Israr Ahmed and Abbas Shoukat were compatible with their stated ages.

The sources said the WSF board after going through the documents had decided that positive but inconclusive result closes the specific matter of two players in respect of World Junior team Championship held in Poland in August this year, but to avoid such things again the WSF board recommends that a programme of age testing at earlier ages to be put in place by the Asian Squash Federation and other regions to ensure that players in their region are more accurately assessed earlier so late age disputes are avoided.

PSF Honorary Secretary Group Captain Amir Nawaz also confirmed they had received an email and the issue is resolved and added that it was PSF’s moral and legal stand since day-1 that both players had played squash from very early ages. “We have complete documentary proof and it is slap on the faces of conspirators, who can’t beat Pakistanis in the squash courts and always try to use unfair means and dirty tricks”.