Asian Snooker Championship: Pakistani cueist Hamza beats Indian Advani in the final

Published: April 30, 2015
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A file photo of Hamza Akbar. PHOTO: AFP

A file photo of Hamza Akbar. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Pakistani cueist Hamza Akbar beat Indian opponent Pankaj Advani 7-6 to claim the trophy of the Asian Snooker Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.

Hamza, playing in his first international event, became the second Pakistani to win the title after Muhammad Yousuf won it in 1998.

Earlier, Hamza beat Malaysian opponent Mohammed Reza to become only the third Pakistan to make it to the Asian event final.

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  • Layman
    Apr 30, 2015 - 6:58PM

    Best news of that day and great achievement hamza, we are proud of you, its high time now that we give some attention to others sports also other then cricket which has gone down the drain in spit of being the most popular sport of the country and highly paid players..Recommend

  • OS
    Apr 30, 2015 - 8:06PM

    What a victory!…..Pakistan will bounce back in all positive fields…..InshaAllahRecommend

  • Sabeet
    Apr 30, 2015 - 11:01PM

    Despite all the problems this guys has faced between transport expense to accommodation, he really has held the Pakistani flag high!Recommend

  • Altaf
    May 1, 2015 - 12:55PM

    In his debut international event Hamza Akbar has proved Pakistan has great talent in snooker with no support or felicities from govt even without coaching its amazing, is it not? Recommend

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