Babar wants to groom players through his academy.

ISLAMABAD -- Former world champion Babar Masih wants to encourage the youth of Islamabad and Rawalpindi towards the world of snooker through his academy.

Babar, who has established a snooker academy at Satellite Town, Rawalpindi aims to promote snooker talent in the country and bring the brilliant youth of the twin cities into the game.

Masih said that the youths' love for the game was the reason for establishing 'Babri Snooker Academy'.

"I am sure through this academy, the best snooker players will emerge in future, who will make the nation proud at the international level," he told reporter on Sunday.

He was of the view that the academy would promote healthy activities among the youth of the twin cities.

Babar's top international performances include the 2019 Asian Championship in Doha, Qatar (gold, silver, bronze medal); Asian Championship 2018 in Doha Qatar (gold medal); World Championship Egypt 2017 (gold medal, bronze); Asian Snooker Championship 2017 at Kyrgyzstan (silver medal)...

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