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India shines at 2014 Asian Squash Federation awards

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Kush Kumar, Cyrus Poncha and the Indian Men’s squash team were among the award winners

Very delighted to inform you that we have received 27 nominations from 8 countries for 7 categories of the ASF Performance Awards and15 nominations from 6 countries for 4 categories of the ASF Coaches Awards this year in total.

Below please find the list of awards recipients for the two awards proposed by the Selection Panel and endorsed by ManCom: -

ASF Performance Awards 2014

1) Dato Alex Lee Award – Outstanding Performance of the Year (Senior)

a) Men: Abdullah Kh. Al-Mezayen (Kuwait)

b) Women: Nicol David (Malaysia)

2) Hassan Musa Award – Outstanding Performance of the Year (Junior)

a) Boy: Kush Kumar (India)

b) Girl: Vanessa Raj Gnanasigamani (Malaysia)

3) ASF Award – Outstanding Team of the Year

a) Men's Team: India Men's Team – Asian Games 2014

b) Women's Team: Malaysia Women's World Team 2014

4) ASF Development Award – The Most Improved Team of the Year

Pakistan Junior Squash Team

ASF Coaches Awards 2014

**1) Coach of the Year : Nasser Sayed Zahran (Kuwait) for Individual Event & Cyrus Poncha (India) for Team Event

2) Junior Coach of the Year: Leung Kan Fai Dick (Hong Kong, China)

3) Development Coach of the Year : Kang Ho Suck (Korea)

4) Coaches Certificate of Recognition: Ifrahim Gul (Malaysia), Shamsul Bahary Salleh (Malaysia)

**In view of the outstanding achievements of two coaches Nasser Sayed Zahran (Kuwait) and Cyrus Poncha (India) in the Asian Games 2014, this year the β€œCoach of the Year” is awarded to both of them but presenting in two separate categories – Nasser Sayed Zahran for Individual Event and Cyrus Poncha for Team Event, especially both coaches leading his team or player to win the first-ever gold medal in the most prestigious event in Asia.


Edited by Staff Editor

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