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2nd Bangabandu Ispahani Tournament 2022

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$6,000 Men's 2nd Bangabandu Ispahani Tournament 2022, Gulshan Club Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh, PSA Challenger Tour 5
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2nd Bangabandu Ispahani Tournament 2022
Men's Draw
05 - 10 Oct
Dhaka, Bangladesh, $6k


Final:
[3] Ziad Ibrahim (EGY) v [8] Ravindu Laksiri (SRI)

Semi-finals:
[3] Ziad Ibrahim (EGY) bt [1] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) 2-11, 11-8, 11-3, 11-6 (29m)
[8] Ravindu Laksiri (SRI) bt [4] Amir Amirul (MAS) 11-7, 11-8, 11-3 (29m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) bt [11] Sami Ghasedabadi (IRI) 13-11, 11-5, 1-11, 5-11, 11-6 (46m)
[3] Ziad Ibrahim (EGY) bt [10] Abdelrahman Abdelkhalek (EGY) 11-4, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7 (34m)
[4] Amir Amirul (MAS) bt [6] Abdelaziz Hegazy (EGY) 11-7, 12-10, 12-10 (36m)
[8] Ravindu Laksiri (SRI) bt [2] Duncan Lee (MAS) 11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-8 (60m)

2nd round:
[1] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) bt [9] Athbi Hamad (KUW) 11-4, 11-4, 7-11, 11-4 (31m)
[11] Sami Ghasedabadi (IRI) bt [WC] Md Shahadat Hossain (BAN) 11-5, 11-9, 11-7 (15m)
[10] Abdelrahman Abdelkhalek (EGY) bt [16] MD Shumon (BAN) 11-4, 11-7, 11-3 (18m)
[3] Ziad Ibrahim (EGY) bt [14] Yusuf Elsherif (EGY) 11-9, 11-7, 11-8 (34m)
[4] Amir Amirul (MAS) bt [12] Mohamed Gohar (EGY) 8-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-3, 11-7 (36m)
[6] Abdelaziz Hegazy (EGY) bt Md Shahidul Islam (BAN) 11-4, 11-9, 9-11, 11-4 (25m)
[8] Ravindu Laksiri (SRI) bt [5] Sepehr Etemadpoor (IRI) 11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7 (41m)
[2] Duncan Lee (MAS) bt [13] Mohammad Kashani (IRI) 11-8, 11-5, 7-11, 7-11, 11-5 (53m)

1st round:
[1] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) bye
[9] Athbi Hamad (KUW) bt [WC] MD Shorif (BAN) 11-7, 11-2, 11-8 (20m)
[11] Sami Ghasedabadi (IRI) bt Kawsar Ahmed (BAN) 11-1, 11-2, 11-4 (19m)
[WC] Md Shahadat Hossain (BAN) bt [7] Navaneeth Prabhu (IND) w/o
[16] MD Shumon (BAN) bt Khan Mohd Ershad (BAN) 11-2, 11-0, 11-1 (17m)
[10] Abdelrahman Abdelkhalek (EGY) bt Md Masum Ahmmad (BAN) 11-0, 11-4, 11-5 (17m)
[14] Yusuf Elsherif (EGY) bt Faiaz Rahman (BAN) 11-4, 11-7, 11-2 (18m)
[3] Ziad Ibrahim (EGY) bt [WC] Sazzad Arefin Alam (BAN) 11-3, 11-2, 11-2 (16m)
[4] Amir Amirul (MAS) bt Faraaz A Rahim (BAN) 11-4, 11-1, 11-2 (14m)
[12] Mohamed Gohar (EGY) bt Md Noor Mohammad (BAN) 11-1, 11-3, 11-4 (12m)
Md Shahidul Islam (BAN) bt [15] Hamza Ibn Saleheen (BAN) 11-2, 11-6, 11-3 (14m)
[6] Abdelaziz Hegazy (EGY) bt [WC] Runny Debnath (BAN) 11-6, 11-2, 11-8 (15m)
[5] Sepehr Etemadpoor (IRI) bt Fazley Ahmed (BAN) 11-2, 11-9, 11-7 (19m)
[8] Ravindu Laksiri (SRI) bt Abid Mansur (BAN) 11-3, 11-2, 11-1 (14m)
[13] Mohammad Kashani (IRI) bt Tarique Khan (BAN) w/o
[2] Duncan Lee (MAS) bye
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Laksiri and Ibrahim Cause Semi-Final Upsets

Sri Lankaís Ravindu Laksiri and Egyptís Ziad Ibrahim will contest the final of the 2nd Bangabandhu Squash Tournament Presented by Ishaphani Ltd after taking down higher-seeded players in the last four.

Ibrahim, the No.3 seed for the event, took on top seed and Kuwaiti No.1 Ammar Altamimi. The Egyptian lost the first game 11-2, but fought back magnificently to win the next three games and secure victory in under half an hour. He dropped jut nine points over the last two games, to advance to only his second Tour final.

He will face Ravindu Laksiri in the last match of the event, after the Sri Lankan No.1 defeated Malaysiaís Amir Amirul. Laksiri, who is currently at his highest ever ranking of World No.281, won in straight games in just 29 minutes against the Malaysian to advance to his first final on Tour.

The final of the 2nd Bangabandhu Squash Tournament Presented by Ishaphani Ltd will take place on Sunday, October 9, with either Ziad Ibrahim or Ravindu Laksiri taking home the title from Dhaka.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.
Laksiri Gatecrashes Last Four

The 2nd Bangabandhu Squash Tournament Presented by Ishaphani Ltd quarter finals took place on Friday in Dhaka, with Sri Lanka No.1 Ravindu Laksiri taking down the tournamentís No.2 seed to make the semis.

Laksiri, the World No.281, came up against No.2 seed Duncan Lee in the last of the four quarter final contests. The Sri Lankan won the first and third games of their last eight match-up, but saw Lee fight back to level the tie on both occasions. The final game of the match almost went the distance, with Laksiri coming out on top, taking it 11-8 to secure victory after exactly an hour on court.

He will now face another Malaysian in the semi-finals in Amir Amirul. The tournamentís No.4 seed overcame the challenge of Egyptís Abdelaziz Hegazy, winning 11-7, 12-10, 12-10 in 36 minutes to book his spot in the last four in Dhaka.

The other semi-final will see top seed Ammar Altamimi take on Egyptís Ziad Ibrahim, after the pair both came through their respective quarter final contests. Altamimi had to go the distance to overcome Iranian Sami Ghasedabadi, while Ibrahim defeated compatriot Abdelrahman Abdelkhalek to advance.

The semi-finals of the 2nd Bangabandhu Squash Tournament Presented by Ishaphani Ltd will take place on Saturday, October 8, with the final four aiming to reach the finals of the competition.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.
 
Amirul and Lee Survive Five-Gamers

The second round of the 2nd Bangabandhu Squash Tournament Presented by Ishaphani Ltd took place on Thursday afternoon in Dhaka, with two Malaysians scraping through five-game battles to make the last eight.

No.2 seed Duncan Lee took on Iranís Mohammad Kashani in the second round, and after winning the opening two games of their contest, he was in control. However, the Iranian fought back to level the match after four and send it into a decider, where Lee had to dig deep, winning it 11-5 to book his spot in the last eight.

Compatriot Amir Amirul, the tournamentís No.4 seed, found himself behind twice in his second round match. The Malaysian lost both the first and third games in Dhaka, but battled back to level the match on both occasions. He then carried the momentum into the fifth game, taking a quick-fire encounter 3-2 in 37 minutes.

Elsewhere in the last 16, top seed Ammar Altamimi got the better of fellow Kuwaiti Athbi Hamad in a four-game battle, while Sri Lankan No.1 Ravindu Laksiri got the better of No.5 seed Sepehr Etemadpoor to make it through to the quarter finals.

The quarter finals of the 2nd Bangabandhu Squash Tournament Presented by Ishaphani Ltd will take place on Friday, October 7, with the last eight doing battle to try and make it into the semi-finals in Dhaka.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.
 
Busy First Day In Dhaka

The first round of the 2nd Bangabandhu Squash Tournament Presented by Ishaphani Ltd took place in Dhaka on Wednesday. There was plenty of action, with twelve matches being played at the Gulshan Club in the Bangladeshi capital.

Due to a couple of late withdrawals, the tournamentís top two seeds both received byes through to the last 16. Top seed Ammar Altamimi will now face Athbi Hamad in an all-Kuwaiti battle on the second day. Hamad got the better of one of four wildcards, MD Shorif, in straight games, to move into the last 16.

Meanwhile, Malaysiaís Duncan Lee, the No.2 seed, will face off against Iranís Mohammad Kashani in the second round. Kashani is one of three Iranian into the second round, alongside Sepehr Etemadpoor and Sami Ghasedabadi, who both won in three on the opening day.

Elsewhere, No.3 seed Ziad Ibrahim and No.14 seed Yusuf Elsherif have set up an all-Egyptian second round battle, while Sri Lankan No.1 Ravindu Laksiri and two home hopes, in Md Shumon and Md Shahadat Hossain all made it through to the second round.

The second round of the 2nd Bangabandhu Squash Tournament Presented by Ishaphani Ltd will take place on Thursday, October 6. Stay up to date with what is happening in the event on the PSAís website and on the Challenger Tour Twitter and Facebook pages.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.
 
Preview

2nd Bangabandhu Squash Tournament presented by Ishaphani Ltd. The Challenger 5 level tournament will take place from Wednesday, October 5 to Sunday, October 9.

The Gulshan Club Ltd will play host to the tournament once again, when Egyptís Yassin Elsahfei claimed the title in October 2021.

This yearís Challenger 5 level competition will feature 32 players, with Kuwaiti No.1 Ammar Altamimi being the top seed. He will be joined by the Malaysia duo of Duncan Lee and Amir Amirul, along with Egyptís Ziad Ibrahim, among the top four seeds for the tournament.

The top 16 players will be seeded for the competition, with the Iranian trio of Sepehr Etemadpoor, Sami Ghasedabadi and Mohammad Kashani, Sri Lankaís Ravindu Laksiri and Pakistanís Muhammad Farhan all in that grouping.

The rest of the draw will be filled with Bangaldeshis aiming to impress on home soil. Hamza Ibn Saleheen will be the leading home hope, while Runny Debnath, Md Shahadat Hossain, MD Shorif and Sazzad Arefin Alam will be the wildcards in the draw.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.
 

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