KARACHI, 17 May 2006 — Former world No. 6 Mir Zaman Gul has received a life ban for threatening a World Squash Federation (WSF) official during a tournament in Islamabad last December.
Jahangir Khan, president of the WSF, told Reuters yesterday that although the incident occurred six months ago the Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) had informed them of the ban last week.
“They say they took action few months back but they didn’t disclose it until last week which is understandable as such incidents bring a bad name to Pakistan,” the six-time former world champion said.
Australian assessor Chris Sinclair complained to the WSF that Gul had issued threats against her if she did not clear him as a referee during the world team championships.
“He is no longer allowed to have anything to do with squash as he displayed an irresponsible attitude,” PSF secretary, wing commander Zulfiqar Ahmed said.