Al Ahram Qualifiers

Amr Ramzy Swelim (Egy) bt Ritwik Bhattacharya (Ind) 10/11(1-3), 11/6, 11/7, 11/8 (42m), Amr Mansi bt (Egy) bt Saurav Ghosal (Ind) 11/7, 11/6, 4/11, 5/11, 11/6 (51m)

Al Ahram World Open

Ritwik and Saurav are among the qualifiers for this event which will be staged from 28 August to 6 September. The 2006 Al-Ahram Men’s World Open will boast a prize fund of $152,500 and bring elite squash back to the Giza Plateaux, Cairo.

SAF Team Finals

Women: India bt Srilanka 2-0, India wins Gold
Men: Pakistan bt India 2-0, India wins Silver

SAF Games Team Day3

Women: Srilanka bt Pakistan 2-1, India bt Nepal 3-0
Men: Pakistan bt Srilanka 3-0, India bt Bangladesh 3-0

SAF Games Team Day2

Men: India bt Srilanka 2-1, Bangladesh bt Nepal 2-1
Women: India bt Pakistan 3-0, Srilanka bt Nepal 3-0

Arjuna and Dronacharya awards announced

List of awardees 2006:Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna – Pankaj Advani (billiards and snooker)

Dronacharya award  – Munuswamy Venu (boxing), Balwan Singh (kabaddi), Maha Singh Rao (wrestling), Ismail Baig (rowing) Read more of this post

SAF Games Team Day1

Men: Pakistan bt India 3-0, Srilanka bt Nepal 3-0
Women: Pakistan bt Nepal 3-0, India bt Srilanka 2-1

SAF Games Individual Final

SAF Games 2006 Squash Men
Mansoor Zaman bt Aamir Atlas Khan 9/5, 7/9, 4/9, 9/2, 9/0


India get 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze in the Individual event. We expect to reach both the finals in the team event also

SAF Games Women winnersJoshna Chinappa bt Dipika Pallikal 9/6, 9/6, 9/1

SAF Games Individual Semis

Mens finals will be between Mansoor Zaman vs Aamir Atlas Khan, they beat Harinder Pal Sandhu and Gaurav Nandrajog. Dipika Pallikal defeated local favourite Nirasha Guruge, while Joshna Chinappa had an easy victory over Tehani Guruge. So its gold and silver to Pakistan and India in the mens and womens events, bronze to India and Sri Lanka. DNA Article

Navroz Mubarak

Wish everyone back home Navroz Mubarak and a  very Happy Parsi New Year