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29/06/2004
Pakistan unveils new squash facility

The venue for the Men's World Junior Championships in August will be officially opened in Islamabad today ...

The President of the Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF), Air Chief Marshal Kaleem Saadat will inaugurate Pakistan's latest squash facility in Islamabad, the Mushaf Ali Mir Squash Complex (MSC) today, reports Pakistan's News International.

The complex, named after the late Pakistan Air Force chief and PSF president Air Chief Marshal Mushaf Ali Mir, who died in a tragic plane crash in February 2003, will be the venue for two major tournaments. The MSC will host 2004 World Menís Junior Team Championships to be held in August. It will be the first time that biggest event of the world junior calendar will be staged in Pakistan. The complex will also be the venue for the 2005 World Menís Team Championships.

The complex, with a seating capacity of 1,200, will be one of the biggest squash facilities in the world. It will include an all-glass ASB show court worth over US$100,000 that has already been imported from Germany.

Apart from the Ďfish jarí centre court, the complex will have four single-glass practice courts, which have adjustable walls to enable them to be converted into three doubles courts.

 

   

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