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Is it okay for Dipika Pallikal to skip national tournaments?
Is it okay for Dipika Pallikal to skip national tournaments?

Dipika Pallikal The recently concluded 63rd Senior National Squash Championships in Kerala was a huge success. Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinnappa emerged victorious in the men’s and women’s categories respectively. The tournament however did not see the participation of India’s No. 1 player Dipika Pallikal, who chose to give the tournament a miss for the fourth year in a row. The 23-year-old isn’t pleased with

Jul 20 2015
Training can be tough, exhausting but the end-result can be inspiring
Training can be tough, exhausting but the end-result can be inspiring

These are difficult times for sportspersons in Chennai.  The summer heat is still on and to exert in this can be energy-sapping straight away leave alone going through a contest. At the Indian Squash Academy indoors the air is conditioned to make things comfortable but only just, for as Nikita Joshi, one of the members of the Indian Squad for the forthcoming World junior championship put it, “it is tough.” Joshi, Adya Adv

Jun 14 2015
The rise of squash in India
The rise of squash in India

Sourav Ghosal is the highest ranked Indian in World Squash rankings World Cup win helped cricket’s reach in India 25th June, 1983. A day that will forever be etched in the minds of Indians. A day that united every citizen of this country and believe that anything can be achieved with belief. Yes. We are talking about the historic World Cup triumph by the Indian cricket team. The Kapil Dev led side outclassed the mighty West Indies t

May 19 2015
PSA/WSA Indian Rankings for May 2015
PSA/WSA Indian Rankings for May 2015

Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal continue to be India No. 1s PSA 21          Saurav Ghosal   46          Mahesh Mangaonkar 60          Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu           148         Ramit Tando

May 4 2015
Asian Individual Squash Championships: Highlights from the quarterfinals
Asian Individual Squash Championships: Highlights from the quarterfinals

Joshana Chinnappa in action against Joey Chan in the quarterfinals of the Asian Squash Championships Women – Seeds crumble in the last eight Annie Au (HK) was first on and cruised past young Rachael Arnold from Malaysia. "It was a great experience playing Annie,” said Rachael. Next on were Indian Joshana and Joey Chan from Hong Kong. A thrilling 5 setter, which went, so much back and forth that one was never sure

Chinappa in semis at Asian Championship in Kuwait
Chinappa in semis at Asian Championship in Kuwait

  Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Joshna Chinappa packed a punch in her performance and helped herself to a semi-final spot on Sunday in the Asian senior individual squash championship being held in Kuwait. Her’s was the early high point for India on a day when second seeded Dipika Pallikal crashed out. The fourth seeded Joshna played with a lot of confidence against  the fifth seed Joey Chan of Hong Kong but what stood

May 4 2015
2015 Asian Squash Championship Results
2015 Asian Squash Championship Results

Second seed Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa cantered into the quarterfinal with a good show on Saturday in the Asian Senior Individual squash Championship being held in Kuwait.Dipika was flawless against the Malaysian Vinessa Raj. Reaching the ball early she dominated the contest to come out 11-6, 11-5, 11-4 winner.  Joshna however was tentative to start with against Li Dong Jin, even losing the first game. But that was ju

May 2 2015
Women's Singles draw for the 2015 Asian Individual Squash Championships
Women's Singles draw for the 2015 Asian Individual Squash Championships

Dipika Pallikal will lead India’s campaign in the tournament The 18th edition of the Asian Individual Squash Championships is scheduled from May 1 to 5 in Kuwait. Here is how the women’s draw looks for the tournament. May 1 May 2 May 3 May 4 May 5 Round 1 Round 2 Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final Nicol David (MAS) (1)   BYE       &

Apr 30 2015
Indian contingent at the Asian Individual Squash Championship
Indian contingent at the Asian Individual Squash Championship

Dipika Pallikal(L) and Joshna Chinappa CHENNAI:  A five-member Indian squad is proceeding on Wednesday to Kuwait to take part in the Asian Individual squash championship to be held there from May 1 to 5. The members are Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Sandhu, Mahesh Mangaonkar, Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa. National coach Cyrus Poncha and Mekhala  are the two officials accompanying the team.  Maj S.Maniam, Consu

Apr 28 2015
10 best under-25 sportspersons in India
10 best under-25 sportspersons in India

The current generation of Indian sportspersons have helped India not only win world championships, but also secure their highest tally of Olympic medals in 2012. It is a clear indicator that the athletes under the age of 25 are the ones, who are on the verge of reaching their sporting peak. The likes of Saina Nehwal have not only helped India earn Olympic success, but they have also consistently proved that they are the best in the world. Curren

Mar 6 2015
Dipika Pallikal,Joshna Chinappa bow out of WSA World Series
Dipika Pallikal,Joshna Chinappa bow out of WSA World Series

Pallikal and Chinappa failed to impress Chicago, Feb 27 (IANS): Egyptian qualifier Heba El Torky toppled Dipika Pallikal, the 12th seed from India, 11-9, 11-9, 5-11, 11-6, in the first round of the first WSA World Series squash event of the year at the University Club of Chicago here. It was a disappointing day for India when Pallikal's Commonwealth Games women's doubles gold medallist partner Joshna Chinappa, the 2011 champion

Feb 27 2015
2015 Indian Sports Oscars
2015 Indian Sports Oscars

The 2015 Oscars came to a colourful end in Hollywood yesterday. The who's who of the glamour world made their presence felt as the best performers  took home the coveted awards. The Indian athletes put up some incredible performances over the last year and deserve all the accolades for their efforts. [Note: Cricketers and Footballers are not included in this list.] Let us look at all the awardees:

Feb 24 2015
Dipika Pallikal loses WSA Granite Open squash final to Sarah-JanePerry
Dipika Pallikal loses WSA Granite Open squash final to Sarah-JanePerry

Pallikal falters in the final hurdle   Toronto, Feb 21 (IANS): Just five days after winning the British National crown for the first time, England's Sarah-Jane Perry powered to the biggest international squash title of her career after upsetting India's Dipika Pallikal in the WSA-Granite Open final here. The 8-11, 11-6, 12-10, 11-7 success Friday marked the 24-year-old from Kenilworth's eighth WSA World Tour title and

Feb 21 2015
Squash: Dipika Pallikal storms into WSA-Granite Open final
Squash: Dipika Pallikal storms into WSA-Granite Open final

Pallikal defeated compatriot Joshna Chinappa in the semi-finals Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS): Third seed Dipika Pallikal proved her superiority over Joshna Chinappa once again with a 11-13, 11-6, 11-9, 11-9 win to enter the final of the WSA-Granite Open squash tournament here Thursday. In the final, Pallikal takes on England's Sarah-Jane Perry who continued the giant-killing run when she defeated defending champion and top seed Amanda So

Feb 21 2015
Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa enter last eight of International 25 Granite Open
Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa enter last eight of International 25 Granite Open

Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal are currently ranked seventh in the doubles rankings Toronto, Feb 18 (IANS): India's third seed Dipika Pallikal and No.7 Joshna Chinappa have entered the quarterfinals of the Women's Squash Association International 25 Granite Open event here. Pallikal Tuesday defeated Tesni Evans of Wales 8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-7, while Chinnappa accounted for Nikki Todd of Canada 11-8, 11-8, 11-6.A Currently

Feb 19 2015
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