PSF bans Aamir Atlas for violating code of conduct

The Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) has banned Pakistan’s No.1 player Aamir Atlas Khan for six months for violation of its code of conduct.

PSF Secretary Wing Commander Irfan Asghar told APP on Wednesday that Aamir Atlas Khan was banned for violating PSF’s code of conduct and misbehaving with coaches and officials.

He said that the Federation had warned Aamir many times to follow the rules of business and code of conduct. The decision to ban him was taken in the best interest of the game.

He said that Aamir was banned to play at any court in the country and the PSF had also withdrawn all facilities given to him.

He advised the players to follow rules and regulations along with the federation’s policy.

World No. 29 Aamir Atlas Khan had recently won honours for the country by winning team gold medal and a silver medal individually in the 16th Asian Games held at Guangzhou, China. Aamir, who turned pro in 2002 was ranked 14th in 2009, his highest ranking, and is the current No. 1 Pakistan squash player.

He is the nephew of former world champion, Jansher Khan. Aamir said, he had not received anything from the PSF in written and came to know through a telephonic conversation with the Secretary PSF Irfan Asghar.

“I’m winning laurels for the country but I have been banned for playing in any court of the country,” he said, adding,”I want to win honours for my country but the PSF has withdrawn all facilities without giving me any warning in writing.”