Qamar Zaman

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Qamar Zaman
Born (1952-04-11) April 11, 1952 (age 66)
Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan
Other names pak
Occupation Squash player, politician
Years active 1971-1984
Political party PMLN

Qamar Zaman (born April 11, 1952 in Quetta) is a former squash player from Pakistan. He was one of the leading players in the game during the 1970s and 1980s. His biggest triumph was winning the British Open in 1975. He lives in Peshawar.

Qamar won the Pakistan junior squash championship in 1968. On his first trip to the United Kingdom in 1973, he reached the semi-finals of the British Amateur championship. In 1974, he reached the semi-finals of the British Open and won the Australian Amateur championship.

In the 1975 British Open, Qamar beat the defending-champion Geoff Hunt of Australia in the quarter-finals, and went on to win the title beating his fellow Pakistani player Gogi Alauddin in the final 9-7, 9-6, 9-1.

Subsequently, Qamar reached the British Open final on four further occasions. He was runner-up to Hunt in 1978, 1979 and 1980, and to Jahangir Khan in 1984. He was also runner-up at the World Open four times, losing to Hunt in the finals of 1976, 1979 and 1980, and to Jahangir in 1984.

External links

  • Page at at the Wayback Machine (archived 2005-12-03)
  • Pakistan Squash Part 6 – from
  • Qamar Zaman at Squash Info
Sporting positions
Preceded by

Geoff Hunt
World No. 1
February 1975 - January 1976
January 1981 - December 1981
Succeeded by
Geoff Hunt
Jahangir Khan
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