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The Hashim Khan Story

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Available On SQUASHTV On May 1

“Keep Eye on Ball: The Hashim Khan Story” will be available for streaming beginning May 1, 2022, on SQUASHTV.

This award-winning documentary film traces the extraordinary life of Pakistan’s first national hero, the father of modern squash and a proud Pashtun. In 1951, four years after the partition of India and Pakistan, 37-year-old Hashim was permitted to enter the British Open. Virtually unknown at the time, he upended the elite squash world by winning the first of his seven British Open titles. He went on to create the “Khan Dynasty” — teaching his brother, cousins and sons the game, several of them becoming champions themselves.

Hashim started out as a ball boy at the open-roofed courts of the Peshawar British Officers’ Club. A bare-footed Hashim spent hours perfecting the skills that would carry him to international fame, granting him entry into the most exclusive private clubs in England and the United States.

“Keep Eye on Ball: The Hashim Khan Story” is more than the remarkable story of the life of this squash legend. It goes beyond the four walls of the squash court, tracing Hashim’s story from a turbulent moment in the history of three nations — England, India and Pakistan — to his life as a Muslim in post-9/11 America. The documentary includes rare footage of the Khyber Pass and the remote Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan.

Peter Nicol, #1 in the world squash rankings from 1999-2004, had this to say after seeing the film. “This documentary is not just a story of a squash player but of a remarkable man and a new country trying to find its identity. It is an incredible journey . . . the film was so inspiring I wanted to see it again immediately!”

“We are thrilled that the film, which encompasses history, sport, religion, conflict, prejudice and breaking barriers, will now be available for streaming on SQUASHTV to a worldwide audience,” said Josh Easdon and Beth Rasin, the film’s producers.”

SQUASHTV is the home of live and on demand squash and we’re delighted to present the story of Hashim Khan, whose legacy in the sport lives on over 70 years beyond his first British Open triumph,” said Alex Gough, Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Squash Association (PSA), who own and operate SQUASHTV.

“Keep Eye on Ball: The Hashim Khan Story” can be accessed for streaming beginning May 1, 2022 on SQUASHTV. For those viewers who do not have a SQUASHTV subscription, the film can be viewed by purchasing a day pass for $5.00.