Squash

  • Best chance of winning Asiad gold, says squash player Ghosal 3 days ago

    New Delhi: He goes into the Asian Games as the top seed but Saurav Ghosal is a tad wary of the threat posed by rivals from Pakistan even though the Asia number one feels it is his best chance to convert a couple of singles bronze from the last two...
  • Putting country first, Dipika Pallikal decides to play at Asian Games 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India's highest-ranked squash player Dipika Pallikal has decided to put the controversy over the dubious Asian Games draw behind and confirmed her participation for the upcoming Incheon edition, saying "she has always put country first and it is no different this time". World No.12 Pallikal had considered pulling out...
  • India's squash player Dipika Pallikal unhappy with Asiad draw 6 days ago

    Pallikal and her longtime team-mate Joshana Chinappa are drawn to meet in the quarter-finals a month after winning India's first ever squash medal at the Commonwealth Games. ...
  • 'Upset' Dipika Pallikal seriously considering Asian Games pull-out 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Upset with the "manipulative" Asian Games singles draw, India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal is "seriously considering" pulling out of the upcoming Incheon Games and possibly handing another setback to the country's medals tally. Pallikal and her longtime teammate Joshana Chinappa are drawn to meet in the quarter-finals a...
  • We can win medals in every category at Asiad, says Dipika Pallikal September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Fresh from her exploits in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games where she got a gold in the women's doubles with Joshana Chinappa, squash ace Dipika Pallikal is confident that the Indian team can win medals in each of the four categories at the Sep 19-Oct 4 Incheon Asian Games. "We can...
  • Dipika-Joshana set for face-off after controversial Asiad draw September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a violation of the competition rule, a controversial squash singles draw could lead to an "unfortunate" quarter-final face-off between India's 'golden girls' Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa at the Incheon Asian Games. As per the tournament rule, two players belonging to the same country cannot be drawn in...
  • JSW Indian Challenger Circuit to be held in October September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The first-ever tennis-like circuit for squash in India, the four-legged JSW Indian Challenger Circuit for men and women will be held next month in three cities - Jaipur, Mumbai and Chennai, it was announced on Wednesday. "For the first time four back-to-back PSA and WSA events will be held in...
  • Dipika Pallikal fights her way into China Open quarters September 4, 2014

    Shanghai: India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal battled past lower-ranked Line Hansen to reach the quarterfinals of the USD 58,000 China Open on Thursday. In her first competitive match since winning the doubles gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Pallikal held her nerve to beat Denmark's Hansen 9-11 11-4 12-10 5-11...
  • 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...