(L-R) Muhammad Shavez
Cheema, Mohd Rosman
Roslin and Abang Muhammad
Huzairie are expected to
fly Brunei's flag at the
Petaling Jaya Squash
Open from October 3-10.
Picture: BT file
Abang Muhammad Huzairie and Muhammad Shavez Cheema have entered themselves into Leg 3 of the Sarawak Squash Circuit in Miri to prepare for the Petaling Jaya Squash Open, Malaysia from October 3-10.
The Sarawak Circuit will be held from September 14-16.
The duo will be joined by Young Lions' Mohsin Khan and Jerudong International School (JIS) Tigers' Vincent Lawrence, who is a former England and Scottish squash league player.
For Huzairie, this will be the second time he will be joining the circuit and the first for the other three.
"I joined this tournament's Under-21 category three years ago but this time I will be taking part in the Open category," Huzairie told The Brunei Times.
"I managed to make it to the second round but I ended up getting beaten by the top seed.
"I'm expecting tough encounters as I was informed the Sarawak-born national and junior Malaysian players will be back from Kuala Lumpur to join this tournament.
"This will be as competitive as the Petaling Jaya Open, so that should provide us with good preparation," said Huzairie.
During the course of Ramadhan, Huzairie and Shavez trained five times a week for two hours a day at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Multipurpose Hall squash courts.
Huzairie and Shavez have put their training schedule on hold until the first week of Hari Raya but are sure to get back into training with more sessions after that.
"Once the first week passes we will be training twice a week either in the morning and afternoon or in the morning and evening depending on our university schedules," added Huzairie.
During the Open in Malaysia, Huzairie will be competing in Division 2 while Shavez will try his luck in Division 2, 3 and 4.
The two have opted to play in a lower division after realising the level was too high for them last year.
Both Huzairie and Shavez are from the local team Young Lions that won the inaugural Brunei Squash League on May 21.
The Young Lions clinched the league after defeating the JIS Tigers 3-1 in their final match to finish with 135 points, ahead of their senior team Bru Lions who ended the league with 130 points.
Bru Lion's Mohd Rosman Roslin has yet to confirm his participation in the Petaling Jaya Open.