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Sharif Khan Becomes First Non-American to Enter US Squash Hall of Fame


Sharif Khan is accustomed to breaking new ground. Now he can add another accomplishment to a long list.

Recently, the Mississauga squash great was inducted into the United States Squash Racquets Association’s Hall of Fame, becoming the first non-American to be conferred the honour.

“It’s the highest honour a squash person can receive, so I’m truly humbled,” said Khan.

Khan joins two members of the legendary Khan squash dynasty — his father Hashim and cousin Mohibullah — in the hall.

“They’re both U.S. citizens so there were no complications,” said Khan, “But, it was a special situation in my case.”

The induction ceremony was held at New York’s prestigious University Club on 5th Avenue and attended by over 600 squash aficionados from across the U.S. and Canada. Originally from Pakistan, Khan moved to Canada in 1968 and played in 15 straight North American finals, winning a dozen…