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Serena Hotels President Gold Cup International Squash Championship 2015

Islamabad, Tuesday 10 November 2015 – The Final Match of the President Gold Cup International Squash Championship sponsored by Serena Hotels took place today at the Mushaf Squash Complex. The Championship is hosted under the banner of the Serena Hotels Sports Diplomacy Initaitive.The Sports Diplomacy Initiative aims to promote healthy interaction amongst various communities. Under it’s banner, Serena Hotels, in collaboration with the Pakistan Squash Federation(PSF) are attempting to revive Pakistan’s Squash Legacy. Pakistan has historically excelled at Squash, with legends such as Qamar Zaman, Jehangir Khan, Jansher Khan, Hashim Khan, Roshan Khan, Torsam Khan, Gogi Alauddin still renowned world over today.

Serena Hotels and the PSF also hosted the Serena Hotels – Chief of the Air Staff International Squash Championship in October 2015 to further the aim of reviving Pakistan’s Squash legacy.
In fact, it was clear that Pakistan was making a comeback in the field of Squash during the game. Mr. Nasir Iqbal (Pak) was up against Mr. Todd Harrity (USA) in what ended up being a riveting final match. The crowd was clearly cheering on the home favorite, Mr. Iqbal, who had previously created a major upset in the game during the semi finals by defeating Mr. Omar Abdel Meguid, the Champion of the 2014 Serena Hotels –Chief of the Air Staff International Squash Championship.
After a heated match, Mr.Nasir Iqbal from Pakistan emerged victorious, a great testament to serena Hotels efforts in reviving the legacy of squash during the past few years. The crowd was especially excited to cheer our own champion. The PSF lauded Serena Hotels in their whole hearted commitment to promoting Pakistani Culture.
The two finalists were awarded prizes by the President of Pakistan, H.E. Mamnoon Hussain. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sohail Aman and CEO Serena Hotels, Mr. Aziz Boolani were also present on the occasion. After the game, Mr. Aziz Boolani reinstatedSerena Hotels’ commitment to promoting Sports amongst the youth of Pakistan. Serena Hotels curerntly also host the annual President of Pakistan Gold Medal Golf Championship and annual Polo, Cricket and invitational Golf tournaments.
The President Gold Cup was held this year after a hiatus of more than 25 years. Much to the delight of the crowd, legends Mr. Qamar Zaman, Jehangir Khan, Jansher Khan and Gogi Alauddin were all present at the occasion.






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