SAARC Snooker Championship: Bilal, Asjad win opening matches
Pakistan’s quests Mohammad Bilal and Asjad Iqbal have won their first match in the first SAARC Snooker Championship 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Bilal beat Nizam Ahmed of Bangladesh by 4-0.
The scores of the match were (101-13(51), 75-11(62), 79-0, 67-51(56).
Asjad outclassed Nepal’s A M Shrestha by 4-0. The scores were 74-28, 74-22, 79-51, 82-08.
Bilal is confident to win the tournament after giving a winning start to the tournament.
“It gives me confidence after I beat the home player,” he said after the first victory.
It is pertinent to mention here that the first SAARC Snooker Championship started on September 1 while the final day is on 6th September.
Teams from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are participating in the tournament titled ‘Sheikh Kamal Memorial 1st SAARC Snooker Championship-2019’ sponsored by Beximco Group, one of the leading business conglomerates in Bangladesh.
The champion of the tournament would receive a cash prize of USD 2,500 and the runner-up will get USD 1,500, while the two losing semifinalists will earn USD 500 each.