Egypt Seeded To Retain World Junior Title

Issued by Howard Harding on behalf of WSF
 
Egypt are seeded to retain their title in the 2008 World Junior Men’s Team Squash Championship in Switzerland according to the interim seedings revealed by the World Squash Federation.
 
A record 32 nations – including the Cayman Islands, China, Ecuador and Guatemala for the first time – will contest the biennial championships in Zurich from 2-7 August, following the World Junior Men’s Individual Championship, which runs from 28 July to 1 August.
 
The final seeding order will be decided on semi-finals day of the Individual Championship after the final squad submissions are lodged that day – and thereafter the draw will be made.
 
The young Egyptian squad will be led by Mohamed El Shorbagy, the 17-year-old world No62 from Alexandria. But Egypt will undoubtedly face tough opposition from Pakistan, winners of the title in 2002 and 2004 and provisionally named as second seeds in 2008.
 
Pakistan will be led by Aamir Atlas Khan, the world No23 from Peshawar who celebrates his 18th birthday during the individual championships – in which he has been nominated as top seed.
 
England, winners of the title three successive times between 1996 and 2000, are the third seeds, while Malaysia are the No4 seeds.
 
The Indian contingent comprises: 1 Vikram Malhotra, Aditya Jagtap, Ravi Dixit, Ramit Tandon, Karan Malik, Paramit singh, Mahesh Mangaonkar & Paramit Singh.

Full Interim Seeding:
1 EGYPT, 2 PAKISTAN, 3 ENGLAND, 4 MALAYSIA, 5 FRANCE, 6 HONG KONG, 7 INDIA, 8 GERMANY, 9 AUSTRALIA, 10 NEW ZEALAND, 11 CANADA, 12 SWITZERLAND, 13 USA, 14 FINLAND, 15 SOUTH AFRICA, 16 WALES – and, 17/24 (in alphabetic order): BELGIUM, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, IRELAND, KUWAIT, NETHERLANDS, SPAIN and SWEDEN; and 25/32 (in alphabetic order): BERMUDA, CAYMAN ISLANDS, CHINA , ECUADOR, GUATEMALA, ITALY, NIGERIA and VENEZUELA.

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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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