Young Achiver award for Saurav

Saurav Ghosal, the British Open champion and National Senior and Junior title holder, was conferred the ‘Young Achiever’ award by the Rotary Club of Madras. N.K.Gopinath, the Rotary District President, presented Ghosal a citation and a silver plaque in recognition of his achievements.
Ghosal, the current British (U-19) Open Champion, attributed his success to the state-of-the-art facilities at the India Cements Academy here and his coaches Maj.Maniam of Malaysia, a consultant Coach and Cyrus Poncha, the National Coach.
“It is heartening to note that a sport like squash gets recognised by organisations like Rotary,” he said adding this honour would propel him to gain more achievements for the country and himself. Ghosal, who would be turning 19 this August, had in the company of Delhi’s Ritwik Bhattacharya, finished runners-up in the World Doubles championship and the Asian Junior Singles this year. He was also ranked as World Junior number one in the championship held in Islamabad.
N.Ramachandran, President, Asian Squash Federation and the Indian Federation, said “within three years of switching over to Chennai from Kolkata, Ghosal had won both the Junior and Senior Men’s national championship, besides the British Open. His achievements have been remarkable.”


About Cyrus Poncha
I was born and lived in Bombay before moving to Chennai in 2001 to coach the Indian national squash team....what a journey its been!!

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