Joshna & Dipika win International Doubles Event, Manchester (29-31 Mar’10)

Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal won the International Manchester Doubles title defeating higher ranked teams from England and Australia.
The Indian contingent compriseed of Saurav Ghosal, Siddharth Suchde, Harinder Pal Singh, Ritwik Bhattacharya, Gaurav Nandrajog, Sandeep Jangra, Joshana and Dipika along with Major S. Maniam Read more of this post

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Punj Lloyd PSA Masters Squash, Mumbai 5-10 Dec 2009

Saurav Ghosal celebrated a stunning success on home soil in the first round of the Punj Lloyd PSA Masters when he beat 15th seed Cameron Pilley to reach the last 16 of the $152,500 PSA World Tour Super Series squash event at the Bombay Gymkhana in Mumbai. This was the first time after a gap of 12 years a PSA Super Series event was being staged in India. Read more of this post

Egypt retain WJW; India secures best ever result

Egypt beat Hong Kong in the finals, while India came 3rd

Final:
[1] EGYPT bt [6] HONG KONG 2/0 Read more of this post

Ritwik wins Indian challenger # 1

After losing to his national rival in two previous PSA Tour event finals on home soil in India, Ritwik Bhattacharya bravely fought back from two-games-to-one down to beat Indian compatriot Saurav Ghosal, the event favourite, to make it third time lucky in the climax of the inaugural Indian Challenger No1 an event supported by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports at the ICL Squash Academy in Chennai. Read more of this post

56th ICL senior National squash championship: Semis

Men: Saurav Ghosal bt Harrinder Pal Singh 11-8, 11-4, 14-12; Siddharth Suchde bt Ritwik Bhattacharya 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 11-4.

Pro: A. Prathiban bt Rohit More 11-2, 11-7, 11-3; B. Bala Murugan bt Dalip Tripathi 11-7, 11-8, 11-7.

Women: Joshna Chinappa bt Anaka Alankamony 11-7, 11-6, 11-5; Dipika Pallikal bt Anwesha Reddy 11-6, 11-7, 11-8.

WJM – Team Event

Day I – Team Event

India got off to a fine start in the team championships of the 15th World Junior Men’s Squash Championship here in Zurich. India in Pool E has been seeded 5th along with USA, Netherlands and Venezuela.

Our first match in the team championships was against Venezuela. For this match Vikram Malhotra our no. 1 player was rested for the coming matches. The 3 players fielded performed creditably against much weaker oppositions.

Results:

Aditya Jagtap bt Daniel Prato 9-0, 9-0, 9-0

Ramit Tandon bt Wilfredo Arcia 9-2, 9-0, 9-0

Ravi Dixit bt Alejandro Saurez 9-1, 9-0, 9-1

India has been seeded 5th. In our pool we have USA, Netherlands and Venezuela. The complete seedings are –

1 EGYPT, 2 PAKISTAN, 3 ENGLAND, 4 FRANCE, 5 INDIA, 6 MALAYSIA, 7 GERMANY, 8 HONG KONG, 9 NEW ZEALAND, 10 CANADA, 11 AUSTRALIA, 12 USA, 13 SOUTH AFRICA, 14 SWITZERLAND, 15 KUWAIT, 16 WALES, – and, 17/24: FINLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, GUATEMALA, SPAIN and SWEDEN; and 25/31: IRELAND, BERMUDA, CAYMAN ISLANDS, CHINA , ECUADOR, ITALY and VENEZUELA.

WJM – Day 2

Vikram and Aditya move into the next round.

Vikram cruised to the round of 32 after defeating young Fahad B. Al-Ramezy from Kuwait and Joshua Larkin from Australia in straight games. Vikram had no problems in both matches and will be up against Petrucci Camille from France tomorrow.

Aditya too joined Vikram in the round of 32 but had to dig deep to overcome a determined Frederick Reid from Canada who used his volleys and drops to telling effect against the lanky Aditya who gave every ounce of his energy. Read more of this post

Chennai To Host World Doubles Championships In December

The 2008 World International Doubles Squash Championships, which will be staged in India in December, will be the first international tournament to feature the new wider doubles court. The 4th staging of the Championships, which were inaugurated in 1997 in Hong Kong, will take place at the ICL Squash Academy in Chennai, from 15-20 December. Read more of this post

Sub-Jr. / Jr. National Championships 2007 – Mayo College, Finals

B11: Yohan Pandole {MAH} beat Roshan Kanna {TN} 7-9 10-9 9-3 9-2
B13: Kush Kumar {DEL} beat Deepak Mishra {DEL} 7-9 8-10 10-9 9-2 9-1
B15: Mahesh Mangaonkar {MAH} beat Abhishek Pradhan {MAH} 8-10 9-5 9-1 7-9 9-1
B17: Aditya Jagtap {MAH} beat Ravi Dixit {TN} 4-9 9-4 0-9 9-5 9-3
B19: Harinder Pal Singh {TN} beat Parth Sharma {TN} 9-7 3-9 7-9 9-5 9-7
G11: Pankhuri Malhotra {DEL} beat Adya Advani {DEL} 9-1 9-4 9-1
G13: Urvashi Joshi {MAH} beat Disha {RAJ} 9-0 9-1 9-4
G15: Anaka Alankamony {TN} beat Saumya Karki {MAH} 9-0 9-4 9-6
G17: Harita Omprakash {TN} beat Dheeya Somaiya {MP} 4-9 9-3 7-9 9-4 9-0
G19: Dipika Pallikal {TN} beat V Anwesha Reddy {TN} 9-7 10-8 9-6

Graham Ford nominated as India’s cricket coach

Graham Ford has been nominated as the next Indian cricket coach. He was had taken over from Bob Woolmer as the coach of the South African team from 1999 to 2002, guiding them to 8 Test series wins out of 11 (only loss against the Aussies) . Update: Ford has decided to stay back at Kent and not take up the assignment