Squash

  • Hope our CWG gold changes the face of Indian squash, says Dipika Pallikal August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Squash sensation Dipika Pallikal hopes her and Joshana Chinappa's path-breaking doubles gold at the Commonwealth Games raises the profile of the racket sport in India and all stakeholders make a "much needed" effort to meet the dearth of world-class tournaments in the country. Pallikal strongly feels that the biggest...
  • CWG 2014: Winning gold is a dream coming true, says Dipika Pallikal August 6, 2014

    Squash Doubles gold winner Dipika Pallikal on Wednesday said she and her partner Joshna Chinappa went to the Commonwealth Games with a goal of winning medals and to achieve the target was a dream come true. "We went in with a goal of winning a few medals. We dreamt of winning....
  • CWG 2014: Dipika-Joshana create history with squash gold; four silver medals for boxers August 3, 2014

    Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa etched their name in Indian squash history by winning the country's first Commonwealth Games medal - a gold - from the discipline, while boxers, powerlifters and shuttlers, and a triple jumper picked up a clutch of prized metals on the penultimate day of competition on...
  • CWG 2014: Squash stars Pallikal-Chinappa win women's doubles gold August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal combined brilliantly to clinch gold in the women's doubles final and give India their first squash medal in the Commonwealth Games after the pair outplayed Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro of England on Saturday. The fifth-seeded Indian pair made short work of their English opponents...
  • As it happened: CWG 2014, Day 10 August 3, 2014

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj picked up the silver medal in the men's doubles table tennis while Seema Punia won in women's discuss throw in the Commonwealth Games on Friday. While four Indian boxers - L. Sarita Devi, L Devendro...
  • CWG 2014: Pallikal-Ghosal lose in mixed-doubles squash quarters August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: India's top players Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal crashed out of mixed double squash after being easily beaten in the quarterfinals by Australia's David Palmer and Rachael Grinham in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Friday. The India duo lost 2-0 (11-6 11-9) to their Australian opponents who rarely looked in...
  • CWG 2014: Dipika Pallikal-Joshana Chinappa reach women's doubles squash semis August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: India's squash stars Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa reached the women's doubles semi-finals with a comprehensive win at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. The duo beat New Zealand's Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy 11-9, 11-5 in the quarter-final at the Scotstoun Sports Campus. Meanwhile, Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Sandhu brought...
  • CWG 2014: Dipika Pallikal, Saurav Ghosal begin well in squash doubles July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: India's leading squash players Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal made a winning start in the doubles events at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Having failed to bag India's first squash medal at the Commonwealth Games in the singles category, Ghosal and Pallikal teamed up for the mixed doubles. The fifth...
  • CWG 2014: Saurav Ghosal loses to Willstrop in men's squash semis July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: India's Saurav Ghosal was outclassed by former World No.1 James Willstrop of England in straight sets in the men's singles squash semi-finals at the Scotstoun Squash Campus. The 27-year-old fourth seed lost 8-11, 8-11, 5-11 Sunday night. Ghosal's hard-fought 3-2 victory over New Zealand's Campbell Grayson in the quarter-finals had made...
  • CWG 2014: Ghosal reaches semis, Pallikal crashes out in squash event July 27, 2014

    India's star squash player Saurav Ghosal notched up a hard-fought 3-2 win over New Zealand's Campbell Grayson to enter the semifinals of men's singles but it was curtains for Dipika Pallikal in the women's single event at the 20th Commonwealth Games on Sunday. The fourth seed Ghosal produced a gritty performance...
  • CWG 2014: Mangaonkar, Anaka win; Dipika loses in squash July 27, 2014

    Glasgow: While Mahesh Mangaonkar and Anaka Alankamony notched up wins in their respective matches, India's star squash player Dipika Pallikal faltered at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. Mangaonkar entered the men's classic plate quarter-finals by defeating Welsh Peter Creed 3-0 at the Scotstoun Sports Campus. The Indian won 11-7, 11-6, 11-6...
  • CWG 2014: India's Saurav Ghosal, Anaka Alankamony win in squash July 26, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian squash players Saurav Ghosal and Anaka Alankamony won their respective matches to proceed to the next rounds at the 20th Commonwealth Games at the Scotstoun Campus Squash on Friday. Ghosal won his men's singles Round of 16 to advance to the quarter-finals while Anaka came out on top in...
  • CWG 2014: India's squash star Joshna Chinappa loses in Glasgow July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian squash star Joshna Chinappa suffered a 1-3 defeat against World No. 4 Joelle King of New Zealand in the round of 16 to crash out of the women's singles competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games on Friday. The 27-year-old from Chennai, who won the Winnipeg Winter Open trophy --...
  • CWG 2014: Three Indians win their squash opener July 24, 2014

    Glasgow: India's Anaka Alankamony, Harinder Pal Sandhu and Mahesh Mangaonkar won their respective opening singles convincingly in the squash competition of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. Alankamony breezed past Kenya's Khaleqa Nimji 11-2, 11-3, 11-6 to reach the round of 32 at the Scotstoun Sports Campus. The Indian faces...
  • As it happened: Commonwealth Games 2014, Day 1 in Glasgow July 25, 2014

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live Updates) The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games will see close to 5000 athletes from 71 nations of the erstwhile British empire compete for the top honours. A total of 261 medal events across 18 sports will be contested over 11 days...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: India's medal-less squash players hope for glory July 24, 2014

    Glasgow: The six-member Indian squash team, led by Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal, begins its Commonwealth Games campaign with the singles competition on Thursday, well aware that it has a good chance of winning its first ever medal in the quadrennial event. Though India's best bet for a medal is in...
  • CWG 2014: Indian squash team clueless about national coach's absence in Glasgow July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India's squash players at the Commonwealth Games are a "clueless" lot right now in the absence of long-time national coach Cyrus Poncha, who has been inexplicably excluded from the touring squad to Glasgow. Poncha, who has been the national coach for more than a decade and was part of...
  • Dipika Pallikal leaves painful past behind for long awaited CWG debut July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Dipika Pallikal had long back taken the chill pill for the fever that forced her out of the the home Commonwealth Games and fours years on, India's top squash player is looking ahead to the Games in Glasgow, where she is aiming for medals in all three categories. Pallikal,...
  • Saurav Ghosal seeded fourth, Dipika Pallikal sixth for Glasgow CWG July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: India's leading squash players Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal have been seeded fourth and sixth respectively for the singles competition at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games beginning July 23. The seeds for the five categories -- men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed doubles -- were announced...
  • Squash: Dipika-Joshna win women's doubles title in Malaysia June 19, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: India bagged their second title at the Tri-Nation squash doubles tournament here on Thursday when Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa emerged winners in the women's doubles final. Pallikal and Joshna rallied to beat New Zealand's Joelle King and Amanda Landers Murphy 8-11, 11-5, 11-1 at the National Squash Centre. Hosts...
  • India ousted from Asian squash team championships June 14, 2014

    Hong Kong: Indian challenge in the Asian squash team championships ended on after both the men's and the women's team lost to Malaysia in their respective semifinal clashes here. The defending champion women's team, comprising Dipika Pallikal and Anaka Alankamony, went down 0-2 to the Malaysians, who fielded world number...
  • Indian men's, women's squash teams drub Iran June 11, 2014

    The Indian squash contingents got off to a perfect start, defeating Iran 3-0 in both the men's and women's events in the 17th Asian Team Championship on Wednesday. India has been given the top billing in the men's section while it is seeded second among women. The results: Women: India beat Iran 3-0...
  • Squash: Joshna Chinappa out of Allam British Open May 16, 2014

    Hull: The Indian challenge in the Allam British Open squash championship ended here on Thursday as Joshna Chinappa lost 1-3 to Joelle King of New Zealand in the quarter-finals. King seemed to be in control when she jumped to a 2-0 lead, but in the third game, the Kiwi seemed to...
  • Ghosal goes down fighting in British Open squash May 13, 2014

    Hull: India's top squash player Saurav Ghosal flattered to deceive by losing to Englishman Daryl Selby in the opening round of the prestigious British Open here. The World No.15 from Kolkata could not keep pace with his 10th-ranked opponent in the 65 minute battle, going down 11-7 8-11 5-11 6-11 at the...
  • Squash: Dipika Pallikal back in top-10 after Texas Open high May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A final appearance at the Texas Open last month has pushed India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal back to the top-10 of the world rankings. Pallikal gained two places to be number 10 in the Women's Squash Association (WSA) rankings, the spot she has reached for the first time...
  • Sad squash not growing in India: Joshana Chinappa April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: She has been a long-time flag-bearer of Indian squash in the international circuit and is celebrating her ninth title win this week, but Joshana Chinappa is far from happy as she feels her contribution has not helped the sport grow in the country. "It is a sad situation at...
  • Squash: ASF award for Saurav Ghosal, Indian team April 24, 2014

    Chennai: The Asian Squash Federation on Thursday named Saurav Ghosal for the Dato Alex Lee Award after the Indian champion was adjudged Outstanding Asian Men's Player of the Year 2013. Ghosal's ranked No.1 in the Indian men's team at the World championships in 2013 and steered the team to the seventh...
  • Squash: Joshna Chinappa stuns former World No. 1 to win Richmond Open April 20, 2014

    Richmond: Joshna Chinappa of India ended a career-long losing run to Australia's former world champion Rachael Grinham when she upset the top seed in straight games to win the inaugural USD 10,000 Richmond Open. World No.21 Chinappa beat her 16th-ranked opponent 11-9, 11-5, 11-8 for the first time in six meetings...
  • Deepika Pallikal loses in Texas Open squash final April 14, 2014

    Houston: Deepika Pallikal stumbled on the final hurdle against Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini in the title clash of the Women's Champion Fiberglass Texas Open on Monday. Eyeing maiden major title of her career, world No 12 Deepika faltered against the 18-year-old qualifier 7-11, 11-5, 7-11 to lose in 48 minutes. The...