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ATSC: Pakistan beat India to qualify for semi-final


Pakistan reached the semi-finals of the Asian Team Squash Championship by defeating India 2-1 in Dalian, China. 

Asim Khan gave Pakistan the lead with a decisive 3-0 victory over India’s Rahul Baitha.

Although Velavan Senthilkumar leveled the match for India by beating Nasir Iqbal 3-0, Iqbal’s performance was hampered by fever, as confirmed by coach Fahim Gul.

Noor Zaman then clinched the win for Pakistan, overcoming Suraj Kumar Chand 3-0 to secure a semi-final spot against Hong Kong, who bested Iran.

Coach Gul expressed his joy and confidence in the team’s continued success.

Earlier, Pakistan remained undefeated in Pool C, triumphing over South Korea, Chinese Taipei, and China to top their group.

The Asian Team Squash Championships are the international squash competition played between teams representing different nations organized by the Asian Squash Federation. Countries enter teams of three or four players to represent them in the championships.

In each round of the competition, teams face each other in a best-of-three singles match contest. Each competition has been held once every two years since 1984, except for the 2020 edition which was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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