Khan in Official Retirement
Khan last appeared in competition in Maastricht, Holland two years ago. Today
he official retires, new agencies reported.
former world number one squash champion Jansher Khan will retire from the
professional circuit from his 33rd birthday on June 15, he said on Monday.
made up my mind to call it a day. It has been a difficult decision but
considering a two-year lay-off because of injuries, I think it is better
to forget about staging one last comeback,” Jansher told news agencies
northwestern city of Peshawar. Jansher’s announcement came exactly two
years after his last top flight match, when he lost a Dutch
Open first round match in five games to Canadian Jonathan Power, the
world number one.
annoucement also coincides with the British
Open, an event dominated by Pakistanis for most of the last five decades
but without a single Pakistani player in this year’s main draw.
who held the world’s top ranking for almost six years and also won the
World Open eight times and took six British Open titles, has struggled
with knee and groin injuries. He had a series of operations for kneecap
repairs but failed to find the same agility, rhythm and court coverage
which made him the heir to compatriot Jahangir Khan.
seen as the world’s greatest squash player and who is now senior vice
president of World Squash Federation (PSF), retired six years ago after
winning 10 British and six World Opens. “More than anything, I would remember
my duels with Jahangir who has not only been a role model for me but
for the squash enthusiasts the world over,” Jansher said.