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The High Commission for Pakistan launched Jansher Khan Canberra Open
High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra has launched Jansher Khan Canberra Open
in collaboration with Squash ACT.
The inaugural Jansher Khan Canberra Open 2022 is a USD $20K Professional Squash Association (PSA) event that will be held at Woden Squash Centre, Canberra, Australia from 18-22nd October 2022. The event will see 24 top rating professional squash players from all over the world. This is a free event.
Jansher Khan Canberra Open is named after the legendary Pakistani squash player.
During his career, Jansher Khan won the World Open a record eight times, and
the British Open a record six times. He is a winner of World Super Series and a
Guinness World Records holder. Jansher Khan was also known as “the fastest
man in squash”.
To officially commence the Jansher Khan Canberra Open, an inaugural ceremony was held at the High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra on Monday, 17th October 2022. The event was attended by officials from Squash ACT, sponsors, event volunteers, international players and media persons.
H.E. Mr. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri
Speaking on the occasion, High Commissioner H.E. Mr. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri thanked the organizers, sponsors and the players taking part in the Tournament. The High Commissioner highlighted the glorious history of domination by Pakistani players in the field of Squash. The High Commissioner Mr. Chaudhri said that the journey began with Hashim Khan who was the first
Pakistani to win the British Open in 1951 and Pakistan reached its peak in the
1980s and 1990s during the reigns of Jahangir Khan
and Jansher Khan. Between 1950 and 1997, Pakistan amassed over
30 British Open titles, 14 World Open titles and many more Professional Squash
Association (PSA) professional titles.
The High Commissioner Mr Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri expressed the hope that Pakistan will regain its lost glory in Squash.
President of Squash ACT Mr. Michael Nuttall appreciated the Pakistan High Commission for the excellent initiative to promote Squash.
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