Karachi: Pakistan’s top ranked squash player Nasir Iqbal has been seeded to clinch the seventh edition of DG Rangers Sindh Open Squash Championship, which started here at Sindh Rangers Jahangir Khan Squash Complex on Monday.
Pakistan’s nineteen-year old squash player Nasir Iqbal, who jumped to career best rankings at No. 49 for the month of September after jumping two places up, is the only Pakistani player in elite Top 50 list.
The main rounds of the tournament would be starting today Tuesday.
Seasoned Aamir Atlas has been seeded to face Nasir in the final of the event. Aamir is ranked at No. 67. Aamir’s younger sibling Danish Atlas is third seed in the event. Danish sits at No 71. Farhan Zaman is seeded fourth and is ranked 81st in international circuit.
Lefthander Farhan Mehboob is seeded fifth followed by Sheikh Saqib, Tayyab Aslam and Ali Bukhari seeded at No 6, 7 and 8 respectively.
Meanwhile, Samar Anjum is favorite to clinch women’s title and is expected to meet Zoya Khalid in the event’s final.