KARACHI: Pakistan has the best variety of squash gamers in Asia whereas it’s the third nation with most squash gamers in all of the continents.
This has been revealed by Skilled Squash Affiliation Basis within the wake of Worldwide Day of Sport for Improvement and Peace noticed on April 6.
Based on the inspiration, Asia boasts some aggressive international locations in squash, with 5.25% of gamers competing on the PSA Tour hailing from India, 4.4% from Malaysia and seven.9% Pakistan.
In North America, squash is extra common than elsewhere as a leisure sport. On this continent, the USA of America hosts a whole lot of the key PSA Tour tournaments.
As per particulars, 4.2% of the PSA Tour is represented by the USA, 2.8% by Canada and 1.7% by Mexico.
Europe is a constant member of the worldwide scene for squash and has produced plenty of all-time greats and possesses many international locations lively within the sport.
Of these competing on the PSA Tour, 8.4% are from England (10.8% from the UK), 4.5% are from France and a pair of.7% from Germany.
Africa boasts some very passionate squash communities as Egypt at present has probably the most registered gamers on the PSA Tour at 13%. South Africa is subsequent with 4.7% of registered gamers.
On this regard legendary squash participant Jansher Khan reportedly stated that “I might hope that in round 4 to 5 years we’ll as soon as once more have Pakistani gamers within the prime 20 of the rankings. That’s our goal. However it received’t be simple as we’re coming from nothing with simply three Pakistani gamers within the prime 100.”
Jansher believes that there’s a have to groom the huge expertise Pakistan has for squash. “Our junior gamers have a whole lot of expertise they usually work very onerous, however they’re nonetheless younger and naturally it would take time for them to develop and progress and we should be affected person in letting that course of happen however there isn’t a query the expertise is there,” he stated.
“What there was an issue with in Pakistan squash is that they haven’t been ready to work onerous sufficient. They might have wished to be champions however they didn’t need to put within the work required. The expertise is there, no query, however not the health and conditioning and we’re working onerous to handle that,” stated Jansher.