Pakistani Snooker players’ suicide

Pakistani Snooker players' suicide

In a tragic incident on the first day of Eid ul Adha, snooker player Mohammad Majid Ali, who had won the Asian U21 silver medal, has reportedly taken his own life after battling depression for several years.

The news was confirmed by family sources and Chairman of Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association. The Chairman of the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA), Alamgir Sheikh, shared the heartbreaking news with fellow players and members of the sport’s body via a text message.

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This unfortunate event marks the second such loss for the Pakistan snooker community in a month, as they had previously mourned the death of Mohammad Bilal. The players dealing with game loss and then getting into depression after not having chance in teams is now becoming serious issue in Pakistan.

The circumstances surrounding Majid’s death are shocking and distressing. His brother, Umar, confirmed that it was indeed a case of suicide. Majid ended his life using a wood-cutting machine in his hometown of Samundri, near Faisalabad.

According to his brother, Majid had been battling depression for the past few years, although the exact reasons for his struggles remain unknown, and there were no apparent financial issues, Majid was dealing with.

The Chairman of PBSA expressed deep shock upon hearing the news of Majid’s death. He acknowledged Majid’s exceptional talent and potential, even though he had recently been out of the rankings.

Loss of Promising Player

The snooker community in Pakistan is profoundly saddened by the loss of such a promising player. Pakistani sports community should focus more on well-being and mental health of players to save them from taking such serious steps.

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This unfortunate incident serves as a reminder of the importance of mental health and the need for support systems to address the challenges faced by individuals in the sports community and beyond.

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