Squash legend and former world champion Jahangir Khan has said that the role of qualified coaches in searching for new talent in squash and training for grooming players to international standards for international-level competitions is very important for regaining the golden age of squash in Pakistan.
At the ceremony to award the shield to Head Coach Naveed Alam at Roshan Khan Jahangir Khan Squash Complex he said “World-class players can be prepared only by providing modern training of this game from the grass-root level to the young players for their shining into world-class heroes”.
Jahangir Khan said that representing Pakistan is the desire of every player and achieving it is a matter of great honour for every sportsperson to win laurels for the country and to attain this goal, the tireless work of his coach is very instrumental in this regard.
Naveed Alam is the coach of Pakistan’s current number one women’s player in squash and the first Chief of Naval Staff National Squash Championship winner Zainab Khan, National Women Senior Champion Maryam Malik and Under-13-Junior and PSF Junior Champion Huzaifa Shahid.
Lt Commander Rehmatullah said Jahangir Khan is a role model for squash players. “I have always had his patronage and guidance. We aim to promote the game of squash from the grass root level and to highlight new talent so that our country can develop squash at the international level to regain the lost glory in squash”.