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Call to include snooker in schools & colleges syllabus

26 January, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Snooker should be included in the syllabus in colleges and schools as a subject the country to find world-class players in near future, said national junior snooker champion Hunain Aamir Tito in an exclusive interview with TheNation on Wednesday.

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Hunain (15), who is a 9th class student at Educators School System in Sialkot, has just won the Jubilee Insurance Pakistan National Junior Under-21 Snooker Championship by defeating M Majid of Faisalabad in the final by 5-2 and became the youngest-ever national champion of the country.

“I started playing snooker when I was studying in class five and my father Doctor Aamir, who was himself a national ranking snooker player, is my coach and am grateful to him for helping me in achieving my goals in studies and improving my game,” he said and added: “I owe all this to my father where I am standing today, and am sure with his help and support, I will become a national snooker champion soon.”

“I have skipped the recently-concluded Punjab Junior Snooker Cup held in Rawalpindi as due to illness and thankful to Pakistan Billiard and Snooker Association who kept in mind my previous achievements and had given me the wild card entry to participate in the National Junior Under-21 Snooker Championship which I managed to win,” Hunain asserted.

“I have the honour to achieve the biggest break of 98 in the championship in the semi-final against KP`s Akash Rahim,” he added.

Hunain pleaded for holding snooker events in colleges and schools on regular basis to promote the game amongst the youths.

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