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Squash association postpones event in Pakistan

The Professional Squash Association called off next month's tour event in Pakistan because of the attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team.

other Updated: Mar 05, 2009 13:11 IST

The Professional Squash Association called off next month's tour event in Pakistan because of the attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team.

The PSA had scheduled a tournament for Islamabad in April, but said on Wednesday it was postponing the event in the wake of the attack in Lahore, in which seven Sri Lankan cricketers were injured and six police officers were killed.

"Following Tuesday's attack ... The Professional Squash Association has acted speedily to postpone the next major PSA Tour event to be staged in Pakistan," the association said on its Web site.

PSA chief executive Alex Gough wrote a letter to his members.

"In the light of this occurrence, and the fact that it specifically targeted non-nationals that were under protective guard, it is with deep regret that PSA are going to have to postpone the COAS International in Islamabad and going forward we will have to review the registration of any upcoming events in Pakistan," Gough said.