Oct 18, 2008 Leave a comment
An historic day for not only Indian Squash but possibly Indian sports as well when Mr. N. Ramachandran, Secretary General of the Squash Rackets Federation of India and President of the Asian Squash Federation was elected as President of the World Squash Federation at the Annual General Meeting held today at Manchester. Mr. Ramachandran takes over from Jahangir Khan.
N. Ramachandran becomes the first Indian to be a President of a Federation which features in major games such as the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
Chris Stahl of England the other nominee for the post of President withdrew stating that Mr. N. Ramachandran was the man best suited for the job, particularly in this crucial period where squash is making a bid to be part of the Olympics. Mr. Ramachandran he said had the quality and contacts to take squash to greater heights. Mr. Stahl was later elected as vice president of WSF.
Mr. Ramachandran was understandably delighted and said that this was a happy moment for him and his association and will strive to ensure that squash is included in the Olympics.