ISLAMABAD - Ali Bokhari, Tayyab Aslam and Asim Khan maintained their supremacy on the second day of the trails for the selection of four-member Pakistan junior team for the prestigious World Junior Squash Championship.

The situation is pretty much clear now as Ali, Tayyab, Asim and Israr looked all set to represent the country in the World Junior Team Championship while Abbas Shoukat chances are bleak to get berth in the squad. Abbas carved out 3-1 victory against Kashif Asif. Ababs lost first game 6-11, but managed to win next three games 11-6, 11-5, 11-4 to take the match. In the second match of the morning, Ali beat Suleman Hashmi 3-1. Ali was 2-0 as he won first two games 12-10, 11-8, but lost the third 10-12, before winning the fourth 11-5 to stay on top. In the third match of the morning session, Tayyab Aslam outclassed Israr Ahmed 3-0 as the score was 11-8, 11-6, 11-6, while Asim was awarded bye against Ahsan Ayaz. In the first match of the evening session, Ali beat Kashif Asif 3-0 winning it 11-7, 11-5, 11-9. In the second match, Israr beat Abbas Shoukat 3-0 winning it 11-7, 11-9, 11-4, in the third match, Asim beat Suleman 3-0 with the score of 11-9, 13-11, 11-9, while Taayab was awarded bye against Ahsan.

PLAYERS REPRIMANDED: Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) secretary Group Captain Amir Nawaz reprimanded the players involved in the scuffle during the trials. Talking to The Nation, Amir said: “I called both players Ali Bokhari and Abbas Shoukat and issued them strict warning and made them clear that these things would not be tolerated in future. Both the players promised not to repeat such things in future and accepted their faults.”

Amir said he would also issue strict warnings to all the senior and junior players and especially those who went inside the court during the Ali and Abbas match. “The instructions are quite clear that the federation will not tolerate any misconduct and players should not cross their limits.”

“I will personally deliver a lecture to all the players today (Thursday) in the morning session. We are spending millions of rupees on players and the camp is running very successfully so at that crucial stage, no one will be allowed to spoil all the good work done by the players, coaches and the federation. If players cross their limits, they have to face the music,” Amir concluded.