11th South Asian Games Dhaka, Bangladesh, 29Jan – 6 Feb 2010

The Indian contingent won a bronze medal in the individual event and a silver medal at the team championships.

The team:
Individual Event
1. Gaurav Nandrajog
2. Sandeep Jangra

Team Event
1. Gaurav Nandrajog
2. Sandeep Jangra
3. Vikas Jangra
4. Ravi Dixit

Officials
1. Mr. Hari Om Tripathi (Coach)

Entries: Of the total 8 members in the South Asian Games Federation, 5 participated in the men’s events(Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh). 2 members from each team participated in the individual event.

Results
1st round:
Masud Rana (Ban) bt Hira Thapa(Nep) (3-2)
Shopon Parvez(Ban) bt Takumar Tilija (Nep) (3-0)

Quarter finals:
Aamir Atlas (Pak) bt Masud Rana (Ban) (3-0)
Farhan Mehboob(Pak)  bt Shopon Pervez (Ban) (3-0)
Gaurav Nandrajog (Ind) bt Gihan Swaris (Sri) (3-0)
Sandeep Jangra (Ind) bt Naveen Samarasinghe (3-1)

Semi Finals:
Aamir Atlas bt Sandeep Jangra 5-11,11-7,11-7,11-8
Farhan Mehboob bt Gaurav Nandrajog 11-5,11-8,11-4

Finals:
Amir Atlas bt Farhan Mehboob 12-10, 11-7, 11-7

Team Event 2-6 Feb
Results:

    India                   beat       Bangladesh (3-0)

3.  Vikas Jangra        bt          Md. Shaeed      0, 0, 7         17 mins
2.  Ravi Dixit              bt          Rajan Kumar     7, 4, 7         21 mins
1.  Sandeep Jangra     bt          shopon Parvez   2, 5, 5         20 mins
    Sri Lanka              beat         Nepal (3-0)

3.  Eranga Alwis             bt          Kumar Tilija        5, 3, 10        23 mins
2.  Binura Jayasuria        bt        Sudeep Singh      4, 2, 9         15 mins
1.  Naveen Samarasinghe bt       Hira Thapa           5, 5, 2         17 mins

  India                           beat                Sri Lanka
1. Gaurav Nandrajog        bt                  Navin Samarasinghe      (9), 8, 8, 11 (3-1)  35 mins
3. Vikas Jangra                 bt                Binura Jayasuriya           5, 3, 2  (3-0)       15 mins
2. Ravi Dixit                      bt                Gihan Swaris                  8, 2, 3  (3-0)       14 mins

 Pakistan                    beat                Bangladesh
1.  Farhan Mehboob          bt             Masud Rana                     1, 7, 8  (3-0)      15 mins
3.  Farhan Zaman              bt             Shahidul Islam                5,6, 4  (3-0)       19 mins
2.  Mansoor Zaman           bt              Raju Kumar                     4, 4, 4  (3-0)      12 mins
   Pakistan            beat            Nepal
3.  Farhan Zaman    bt      Suresh Kumar        1,1,0           (10mins)
2.Mansoor Zaman   bt    Sudeep Singh        5,5,2           (11mins)
1.Farhan Mehboob  bt   Hira Thapa            5,5,(10),3    (17 mins) 

    Sri Lanka             beat                Bangladesh
3.  Eranga Alwis     lost to             Ranjan Raju      8,9,10       (31mins)
2. Binura Jayasuria   bt                 Masud Rana     5,3,11        (22mins)
1. Naveen Samarasinghe   bt             Shopon Parvez     7,5,10       (23 mins)

       India                   beat                    Nepal
1.     Gaurav Nandrajog     bt              Sudeep Singh  5,3,0 (10 mins)
3.    Vikas Jangra              bt             Suresh Kumar 2,4,0 (11 mins)
2.   Sandeep Jangra          bt             Tak Kumar   2,3,3 (10 mins)

 Pakistan           beat            `            Sri Lanka
1.  Farhan Mehboob          bt              Naveen Samarasinghe  5,8,6 (20 mins)
3. Farhan Zaman               bt             Eranga Alwis  3,5,13  (19mins)
2. Mansoor Zaman             bt            Binura Jayasuriya 10,1,7  (19 mins)

Final Day 
    Bangladesh          vs              Nepal   (2-0)
3.  Rajan Kumar     bt              Suresh Kumar  6,4,6   (20mins)
1.  Shopon Parvez    bt              Hira Thapa     1,5,4    (22mins)

    Pakistan                vs              India   (2-0)
3.  Mansoor Zaman         bt       Ravi Dixit      1,2,3      (21mins)
1.   Aamir Atlas              bt        Gaurav Nandrajog   9,3,8   (33mins)

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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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