By: Naveed Miraj, Shahid Qureshi
ISLAMABAD: The CAS-Serena Hotels International Squash Tournament is set to start on Wednesday in Islamabad.
On Tuesday, Serena Hotels, in collaboration with Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF), held a press conference announcing the beginning of the International Men and Women Squash Series 2023 in Islamabad, starting from November 29 till December 4, 2023.
During the press conference, PSF Secretary Amir Nawaz announced that other than the Pakistani players, athletes hailing from Egypt, Malaysia, and Spain will compete in the tournament.
Prize Money for Squash Tournament
The prize money for the men’s championship is $1805 for the winner and $1140 for the runner-up, while the prize money for the women’s event is $902 for the winner and $570 for the runner-up. The championship finals are set to take place on December 4, 2023, while the opening ceremony is set for Wednesday.
The PSF secretary said that the Pakistan Air Force has been working really hard to raise squash’s image throughout the country. The federation wants to demonstrate to the world that we can organize major squash tournaments and host world-class players in an effective way.
He said that the federation was providing extensive support and the best available facilities to players, and required arrangements had been made to hold the event successfully.