PETALING JAYA: The Squash Rackets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) have set the target for the boys and girls to reach the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively in the individual competitions of the Asian Junior Championships, which will be held in Islamabad from Feb 1-10.
The SRAM's president, Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir, said after a flag-handing over ceremony to the team here yesterday that the boys were expected to reach the semi-finals in the team event while the girls were targeted to reach the final.
He expected Pakistan and India to end Malaysia's domination in the championships.
“Based on the current form of the players, we have to set realistic targets,” said Mokhzani.
In the last championships in Chennai in 2001, Malaysia won three of the four titles at stakes. Mohamed Azlan Iskandar and Nicol David were the individual winners. The girls team emerged as the champions while the boys finished as the runners-up to Pakistan.
Manager: Raymond Arnold.
Coach: Jamshed Gul.
Boys: Timothy Arnold, Mohamed Nafzahizam Adnan, Mohamed Shahril Shahidan and Fabian Faurillo.
Girls: Lim Yoke Wah, Delia Arnold, Sally Looi and Shenny Ong.