Home   The Games   Nations   Sports   Venues   Manchester  * Kid's Zone  Medals  Results 
*The Official Site Manchester 2002 The XVII Commonwealth Games**
*Lawn Bowls
*Rugby 7s
*Table Tennis
You are in: Sports > Squash > News

Pakistan name first lady for squash event

22 July 2002

Carla Khan will become the first Pakistani woman squash player to compete at the Commonwealth Games after Sunday’s decision by the Commonwealth Games Federation that the English-born 20-year-old is eligible to play.

Squash image

One of the youngest descendants of Pakistan’s famous Khan dynasty, Carla is a granddaughter of the legendary squash player Azam Khan, who is now in his 80s.

After representing England only as a junior in 1997, Pakistan passport holder Carla switched her allegiance last year, since when she has become the Pakistan national champion.

Azam Khan and his brother Hashim Khan, dominated world squash between 1951 and 1962. Azam won the British Open, known as the ‘Wimbledon of Squash’, four times between 1959 and 1962 and remains one of the greatest names in the history of the sport. London-based Azam still runs a squash centre in Shepherd’s Bush.

*Squash Schedule
*Squash Results
 © Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games | Legal Notice