Saleh Mohammad (snooker player)

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Saleh Mohammad
Born (1973-02-24) 24 February 1973 (age 41)
Afghanistan
Sport country  Pakistan (1988–2006)
 Afghanistan (2007–present)
Professional 1998/99
Best ranking finish Last 40 (2013 World Open)
Saleh Mohammad
Medal record
Men's Snooker
Competitor for  Pakistan
Asian Games
Bronze 2002 Busan Doubles[1]
Bronze 2002 Busan Team[2]
Competitor for  Afghanistan
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Bronze 2013 Incheon Individual[3]

Saleh Mohammad Saleh (born 24 February 1973[4]) is a former professional snooker player from Afghanistan.[5] He represented Pakistan between 1988 and 2006.[6] He reached the final of the IBSF World Snooker Championship in 2003 and won two medals at 2002 Asian Games.

Life and career[edit]

He was born in Afghanistan and lived as a refugee among the Afghans in Pakistan. He began representing Pakistan in 1988 as an international snooker player.[6] Saleh turned pro in 1995,[7] but lost his place after just one season. In 2003 he reached the final of the IBSF World Snooker Championship, by winning 14 consecutive matches, but lost 5–11 against Pankaj Advani.[8][9] At the cue sports competitions of the 2002 Asian Games he won two bronze medals in doubles and team category. At the 2008 ACBS Asian Snooker Championship Mohammad compiled a maximum break against Nguyen Nhat Thanh. At the end of the same year he decided to retire in protest, because he "couldn’t bear such injustice where cricketers were showered with cash awards on normal victories" and he "wasn’t given anything."[7]

In November 2010, after moving back to Afghanistan, Saleh told the Gulf News, "I want to give back something to my country and the only way I can do this is to assist Afghanistan's development in sports, particularly in snooker as that is what I am good at."[10] He represented Afghanistan at the 2012 ACBS Asian Snooker Championship, reaching the quarter-finals,[11] and the 2012 Six-red World Championship, reaching the last 32.[12][13][14] In the Jubilee Insurance 29th Asian Snooker Championship, played Karachi, Pakistan, he thrashed his Pakistani, Mongolian and Iranian rivals.[5][15] On 19 June 2013 World Snooker announced, that Mohammad didn't confirm his intention to compete on the Main Tour, and was replaced by Ratchayothin Yotharuck.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BILLIARDS Snooker Doubles 3rd/4th Place (Game result)". 14th Asian Games Busan 2002. Archived from the original on 5 July 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "BILLIARDS Snooker Teams 3rd/4th Place (Game result)". 14th Asian Games Busan 2002. Archived from the original on 5 July 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Billiard Sports – Men's Snooker Single". aimag2013.org. Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Player Profile: Saleh Mohammed". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 18 January 2004. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Cueists Saleh, Senzai score wins". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Saleh outclasses Omar in final to lift title". Daily Times. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Nashmi, Nabeel (13 June 2012). "Snooker: Saleh Mohammad, a star lost to negligence". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Hero’s welcome for Saleh Mohammad". Dawn.com. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Turner, Chris. "Major Amateur Championships". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  10. ^ Saleh keen to develop snooker in Afghanistan, November 20, 2010.
  11. ^ "Asian Championship 2012". Cue Sports India. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  12. ^ "SangSom 6 Red World Championship 2012: Match Schedules of the Round Robin Stages". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "SangSom 6 Red World Championship (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "SangSom World 6 Red Championship 2012". Cue Sports India. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  15. ^ Zuberi, Anwar. "Asif, Saleh among five unbeaten cueists in Asian snooker". Dawn. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "List Of Tour Players". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 19 June 2013.