Saurav Ghosal, Joshna Chinappa to lead Indian challenge in Squash World Cup | More sports News

NEW DELHI: The prestigious Squash World Cup will take place in Chennai from June 13-17, as India’s sports governing body announced on Monday. Seasoned pros Saurav Ghosal And Joshna Chinappa will spearhead the Indian challenge, aiming for success on its home turf.
The tournament will take place at the Express Avenue Mall and the Indian Squash and Triathlon Academy (ISTA), providing an exciting venue for players and fans. The announcement of this highly anticipated event generated significant buzz within the squash community.
A total of nine countries will participate in the tournament, including host India. Other countries vying for glory are Hong Kong, China, Japan, Malaysia, Egypt, South Africa, Australia and Colombia. The competition promises to showcase top talent from around the world, making it a highly anticipated event on the squash calendar.
Interestingly, Chennai already hosted the World Cup in 2011, further adding to the city’s squash heritage. With the return of this prestigious tournament, fans can expect a thrilling display of skill, determination and intense competition as players compete for the ultimate prize.
“I am delighted to announce that Chennai will once again host the prestigious SDAT-WSF Squash World Cup from June 13-17. This tournament marks a new chapter in the history of our event as we revive and revamp it to further enhance its importance,” N Ramachandran, Honorary Life President of Indian Squash Racket Federation (SRFI), said at a press conference.
The upcoming World Cup is set to mark its fourth edition and bring notable changes to gender parity and the points system. Unlike previous editions, each team will now consist of two men and two women, ensuring equal representation and promoting inclusivity in the sport.
The tournament will adopt a best-of-five format for each match, adding an element of excitement and endurance to the competition. Players will engage in intense field battles, striving to outsmart and outsmart their opponents.
The tournament will begin with a round robin phase, where teams will compete to secure a spot in the knockout stage. This stage will see intense clashes as the teams compete to progress towards the coveted title.
India will be represented in this prestigious event by Saurav, Abhay Singh, Joshna and Tanvi Khanna. With their skills and experience, they will undoubtedly rise to a formidable challenge for their competitors and aim to make their country proud.
As the World Cup gains momentum, fans can expect to witness exciting matches, strategic genius and exceptional athleticism. The tournament’s commitment to gender parity and updated format reflect the sport’s progressive outlook and set the stage for a captivating display of talent and teamwork.


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