13 squash players selected to represent India at World Junior Squash Championship

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13 squash players selected to represent India at World Junior Squash Championship

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As India hosts the World Junior Squash Championship, there will be a total of 13 players that have been chosen carefully to represent India at the tournament in Chennai. The Championship will start from July 18 till July 29, with a total 28 countries participating in it including India.

During the event in Chennai, matches are going to be conducted in both men's and women's category and will also be played across team and individual events. Cyrus Poncha, Director of the tournament has revealed that 171 players will be participating in the event, out of which 116 are men and 55 women. India will have 13 players participating.

At the World Junior Squash Championship, host India will have to keep an eye out for the Egyptian contingent. The contingent will be led by Marwan Tarek and Rowan Reda Araby, who are top seeds in the men's and women's sections respectively.

“In the men’s team event, Pakistan is the defending champion and is expected to face a huge challenge from the formidable Egyptian squad,” said Poncha.

As per Poncha, India, who finished sixth in the last edition in Poland in 2016, will be encountering an immense challenge to perform better.

Indian Squash Academy Courts and the Express Avenue Mall (from quarter-finals stage) will hold the matches for the event. Pakistan recently secured their visas for the tournament and will be arriving by late Sunday in Chennai. The individual event for both the men's and women's will be between July 18 to 23, whereas the team events for men will start from July 24 to July 29.

Yash Fadte, Veer Chotrani, Utkarsh Baheti, Rahul Bhaita, Sankalp Anand, Advait Advil have been chosen to play in the men's category, whereas, Ashita Bhengra, Yoshna Singh, Aishwarya Khubchandani, Jania Singh, Sanya Vats and Ananya Danke has been selected to represent the women's category.

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