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Saurav Ghosal pulls out from Asian Team Championships
Saurav Ghosal pulls out from Asian Team Championships

Saurav recently returned at the El Gouna InternationalIn a major blow to India’s hopes, the country’s No. 1 men’s player Saurav Ghosal was forced to pull out from the upcoming 18th Asian Team Championship scheduled to be held in Chinese Taipei from May 11-15. The World No. 18 has not recovered from an ankle injury he sustained while playing his first round match at the British Open in March.A subsequent MRI had revealed ‘d

Apr 28 2016
Women’s World Squash Championship: Indian challenge ends with Joshna Chinappa’s loss
Women’s World Squash Championship: Indian challenge ends with Joshna Chinappa’s loss

Joshna Chinappa (front) in action at the Women's World Championship in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday (Image courtesy: PSA website)  The Indian challenge came to an end at the $185, 000 Naza Women’s World Squash Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as the country’s top-ranked player Joshna Chinappa bowed out in the second round on Wednesday. The national champion lost 3-11, 6-11, 3-11 to the top seed and World No. 1 Laura M

Apr 27 2016
Women’s World Squash Championship: Dipika Pallikal goes down in a thriller
Women’s World Squash Championship: Dipika Pallikal goes down in a thriller

Dipika Pallikal (front) in action at the World Championship on Tuesday (image courtesy: PSA website)Indian squash ace Dipika Pallikal put up a brilliant fight but was narrowly edged by the World No. 10 Annie Au, 8-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 7-11 in the first round of the $185, 000 Naza Women’s World Squash Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday. The high-octane contest lasted 1 hour 3 minutes.The Hong Kong national champion Au had the

Apr 26 2016
Joshna Chinappa enters second round of Women's World Squash Championship
Joshna Chinappa enters second round of Women's World Squash Championship

Joshna Chinappa (left) in action at the Women's World Championship in Kuala Lumpur on Monday (image courtesy: PSA website) The Indian campaign at the $185, 000 Naza Women’s World Squash Championship got off to a bright start as the country’s No. 1 player, Joshna Chinappa won her first round match in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Monday. The World No. 14 needed just 39 minutes to prevail over the 18th ranked Englishwoman Victoria

Apr 25 2016
Women's World Squash Championship: Joshna Chinappa progresses to second round
Women's World Squash Championship: Joshna Chinappa progresses to second round

Joshna ChinappaIndia's highest world ranked player Joshna Chinappa crossed the first hurdle, winning her first round match against Victoria Lust of England 11-8, 11-3, 11-5 in the women's world squash championship in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.Drawn in the top half, the 14th ranked player played a tight game and made things easy for herself while making the rival struggle. Joshna, however. has a tough second round, against the top s

PSA Rankings: Vikram Malhotra breaks into top 100, Mahesh Mangaonkar rises
PSA Rankings: Vikram Malhotra breaks into top 100, Mahesh Mangaonkar rises

Vikram Malhotra in action during an earlier tournament (Source: Google)USA-based Indian squash player Vikram Malhotra’s stupendous success in the PSA circuit has seen him break into the world’s top 100 in the latest world rankings released on April 1. The 26-year-old, who has won two titles in the last three months, has jumped 33 places to shoot up to a career-best 92nd position.Malhotra has been a revelation of late and has scooped u

Apr 1 2016
6 reasons why squash could be India's next medal winning sport
6 reasons why squash could be India's next medal winning sport

Squash in recent times has brought several laurels in many international events. The latest triumph came at the South Asian Games that were held in Guwahati and Shillong when Joshna Chinappa won the Gold in the Women's Singles event and also won the yellow medal in the Men's and Women's Team event.The recent success in the sport provides us with reasons to be optimistic for the future and so, here are 6 reasons why squash co

Mar 21 2016
Saurav Ghosal, Joshna Chinappa lead the Indian challenge at British Open
Saurav Ghosal, Joshna Chinappa lead the Indian challenge at British Open

Saurav Ghoshal in action at the  2014 Asian Games.Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa will lead the Indian challenge at squash’s oldest tournament – the Allam British Open 2016 – the main draw of which will get under way from March 21 at the Airco Arena in Hull, England. The prestigious event often referred to as the ‘Wimbledon of squash’, will see the return of all of the world’s top 10 players in

Mar 20 2016
The story of Dipika Pallikal - Love, Squash Aur Cricket
The story of Dipika Pallikal - Love, Squash Aur Cricket

‘Squash Queen of India’Indian Sports is filled with many celebrated athletes who have great sporting skills, athleticism, speed, fitness, great mental health and a lot of other things. In our country, they are given the same status as any other celebrity from a different field.If an athlete has the additional advantage of being good-looking, they become a complete package. Not only because the top brands try to rope them as the face b

Mar 11 2016
Saurav Ghosal rises one spot to 19th in latest PSA World Rankings
Saurav Ghosal rises one spot to 19th in latest PSA World Rankings

Ghosal returned to the PSA Tour in FebruaryAfter winning a round each at the Colombia Open and the Windy City Open since his comeback, Indian squash ace Saurav Ghosal has risen one spot to be placed at 19th in the latest world rankings, released by the Professional Squash Association (PSA) on Tuesday.Ghosal returned to the PSA Tour in February as a fatigue fracture on his right foot ruled him out since early December. He reached the quarter-final

Mar 1 2016
2016 South Asian Games: An Indian victory that was special
2016 South Asian Games: An Indian victory that was special

The victorious Indian squash teamWhatever may happen from here this much is clear that South Asian Games 2016 will have a special place in the history of Indian squash. For it was in Guwahati at the R G Baruah sports facility that India for the first time established its squash supremacy over one time powerhouse Pakistan in both the men’s and women’s sections. India has had the upper hand earlier in the women’s section. In

Feb 12 2016
Dipika Pallikal disappointed, hurt that squash neglected by Olympics
Dipika Pallikal disappointed, hurt that squash neglected by Olympics

Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) With squash failing in three consecutive bids since 2005 to become part of the Olympic programme, Indian star Dipika Pallikal expressed her disappointment on Sunday and said she and other top players are hurt the sport hasn't got its deserving place in the quadrennial Games.Squash was among eight sports short-listed for possible inclusion at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo but eventually failed to make be in the five sports th

Feb 7 2016
Irfan Pathan marries model Safa Baig in private, low-key affair
Irfan Pathan marries model Safa Baig in private, low-key affair

Safa Baig is a 21-year-old model from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.Indian cricketer, Irfan Pathan got married to Safa Baig, a 21-year-old Saudi Arabian model, in a simple and extremely private wedding ceremony held at Jeddah on February 4, Times of India reports. The 'Nikaah' ceremony was held at Haram Shareef in Mecca and was attended only by family members and close relatives while a dinner programme was arranged by the Pathans at Hotel Tride

Feb 6 2016
Women’s World Squash Championships to be held from April 23-30 in Malaysia
Women’s World Squash Championships to be held from April 23-30 in Malaysia

Pallikal reached the quarter-finals of the World Championships in 2011.After much speculation and a long wait, the Women’s World Squash Championships has finally got a place in the calendar. The prestigious world meet will now be held at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia from April 23-30, 2016.It was earlier scheduled to take place in Kuala Lumpur from December 11-17 in 2015. But the organizers of the tournament, Hallmark

Feb 5 2016
Dipika Pallikal withdraws partially from the South Asian Games 2016
Dipika Pallikal withdraws partially from the South Asian Games 2016

Pallikal has complained of a sharp pain in her shoulder while playing in the Cleveland Classic tournament.On the eve of the squash competition in the South Asian Games 2016 in Guwahati, India’s number two woman player Dipika Pallikal has sought permission from the Squash Racket Federation of India and withdrawn from the individual event citing a shoulder injury.Also read: Dipika Pallikal: 10 Things you need to know about India’s

Feb 4 2016
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