World Squash Federation Clears Hamza Khan of Age Scandal


Just last month, Hamza Khan, the rising star of Pakistani squash, achieved a remarkable feat by securing the World Junior Squash Championship title in Melbourne. He emerged victorious by defeating Egypt’s Mohamed Zakaria.

This historic win brought an end to Pakistan’s 37-year-long quest for this prestigious title, with Jansher Khan being the last player to claim this coveted championship back in 1986.

Yet, the day following the match, the Egypt Squash Federation raised concerns regarding Hamza Khan’s age, asserting that he exceeded the age limit for Under-19 players.

In the midst of this controversy, the World Squash Federation (WSF) has conducted an investigation and has absolved the emerging squash talent of any age-related discrepancies.

In an official statement, the global squash governing body affirmed that no evidence had surfaced to indicate any variance between Khan’s listed age and the one on his passport.

“This consultation found no evidence that the age of the 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Champion, Hamza Khan, is different from the one listed on his passport,” WSF said.

The federation has also informed both the Egypt Squash Federation and the Pakistan Squash Federation about the findings and has closed the matter.