AUSTRALIAN Craig Rowland is keeping his date with world number one Jansher Khan in the Cathay Pacific-Perrier Squash Open next week despite fracturing his ribs a fortnight ago. There were fears that 24-year-old Rowland would pull out of the tournament after he withdrew from this week's Malaysian satellite in which Hong Kong's Faheem Khan lost in the final to Canadian Jamie Crombie. 'It was very sore and couldn't even hold a racquet a week ago,' said 23rd-ranked Rowland, drawn to meet Jansher in the first round in the Hong Kong event. 'I went to the Brisbane Institute of Sports for treatment and I met up with Rodney Eyles and Brett Martin and trained with them. 'I'm now feeling a lot better. I'll be coming to Hong Kong as fit as ever.' Rowland has made one previous appearance in Hong Kong, four years ago when he faced Jahangir Khan in the first round. Meanwhile, Hong Kong's number one Faheem Khan missed completing a double on the Malaysian satellite circuit when he went down in five games to Canada's Crombie. Faheem, ranked 36th in the world, won the first two games but Crombie came storming back to clinch the title 6-15, 11-15, 15-5, 15-9, 15-7.