SQUASH

  • Aim to finish among top-5 before I retire: Saurav Ghosal March 27, 2015

    Kolkata: World No.21 and India's numero uno squash player Saurav Ghosal on Friday said he was focused on breaking into the top 20 in the rankings and would be happy to finish among the top five when he retired. "My current aim is to get back to top 20. But finishing...
  • Dipika Pallikal pulls off pulsating semi-final against Joshana Chinappa February 20, 2015

    Toronto: Dipika Pallikal defeated India team-mate Joshana Chinappa in a close contest to enter the final of WSA Granite Open squash tournament. World No.13 Pallikal powered past 21st-ranked Chinappa 10-12 11-7 11-9 11-9 to enter her successive final of the season on Thursday night. The 23-year-old from Chennai had won her ninth...
  • Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa set up all-Indian semi-final in Granite Open February 19, 2015

    Toronto: Indian squash hierarchy will be put to the test in the semi-finals of the Granite Open when the country's top two players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa meet for a place in the final of the WSA International 25 event. Third seed Pallikal packed off former world number two...
  • Squash: Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa reach quarters in Toronto February 18, 2015

    Toronto: India's third seed Dipika Pallikal and No.7 Joshna Chinappa have entered the quarter-finals of the Women's Squash Association International 25 Granite Open event. Pallikal on 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 ranked 13, Pallikal, playing...
  • Two more medals for Vijay; Ghosal, Chinappa clinch squash gold February 4, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Olympic hero Vijay Kumar's pistol fetched him two more medals while the seasoned squash duo of Saurav Ghosal and Joshana Chinappa clinched the individual gold in contrasting styles on the fourth day of competitions in the 35th National Games on Wednesday. The Services Sports Control Board, aiming for a hat-trick...
  • Dipika Pallikal clinches Winnipeg squash title February 2, 2015

    Winnipeg: After conceding a game in the opening round, top seed Dipika Pallikal showed her true class in the Winnipeg Winter Club Women's Open by reclaiming the World Squash Association (WSA) Challenger 15 title without dropping a further game. In the final, Pallikal defeated second seed Heba El Torky, the 24-year-old...
  • Squash great Jahangir pays a visit to India January 20, 2015

    Pakistan's legendary squash player and perhaps the most consistent athlete ever, Jahangir paid a visit to India. ...
  • Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa bow out of World Squash Championship December 18, 2014

    India's top squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa fought hard against higher-ranked opponents before losing their respective pre-quarterfinal in the World Championship. World number 16 Pallikal showed promise against third-ranked Raneem El Welily of Egypt before going down 11-7, 5-11, 3-11, 6-11 in 50 minutes in a match played on...
  • Squash: Joshana Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal reach World Championship pre-quarters December 15, 2014

    Cairo: India's Joshana Chinappa dispatched 12th seed Madeline Perry of Ireland while 14th seed Dipika Pallikal survived a Mexican scare to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the Women's World Squash Championship on Monday. World No. 22 Chinappa took 50 minutes to chalk out a 14-12, 11-7, 4-11, 11-7 win over 14th-ranked Perry...
  • Indian women finish 14th at World Squash Championship December 7, 2014

    Niagara Falls: India finished 14th in the WSF world women's team squash championship which concluded at the Niagara-on-the-Lake venue. Pitted against Mexico on Saturday for the 13-14th place contest, India lost 0-2 with both Sachika Ingale and Joshna Chinappa unable to do much. After the fifth place finish in the previous edition...
  • Mixed day for Indian women in squash championship December 4, 2014

    Niagara: India had mixed fortunes in WSF World Women's Team Squash Championship being held at Niagara-on-the-Lake, beating Austria 3-0 but narrowly going down to South Africa 1-2. India finished the league phase at the fourth position in Group D Wednesday. India's sole win secured them a place in the 9-16 play...
  • India go down to France in World women's team squash December 3, 2014

    Niagara Falls: India suffered their second defeat in two days, losing to fifth seed France in the WSF World women's team squash championship on Tuesday. France defeated India 3-0 in the Group D match to keep their hopes alive of progressing whereas India, who had lost to Hong Kong in their...
  • Indian women go down to Hong Kong at World Squash Championship December 2, 2014

    Niagara Falls: India went down 0-3 to higher seeded Hong Kong in the opening Group D league match of the WSF World women's team squash championship being held at Niagara-on-the-Lake venue on Monday. According to Maj S. Maniam, Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) Consultant coach who has accompanied the team,...
  • Saurav Ghosal wins World Squash Championship opener November 15, 2014

    India's top men's player Saurav Ghosal had a comfortable opener against Australian Steven Finitsis in the PSA World Squash Championship on Saturday. The World No.18 took 36 minutes to dispatch the 57th-ranked Finitsis 11-5, 11-4 11-6. He faces Pakistani youngster Nasir Iqbal in the round of 32 on Monday. "I lost to Steven...
  • Dipika Pallikal opts out of World championship November 11, 2014

    Chennai: The highest world-ranked squash player in India, Dipika Pallikal is not part of the national team for the World Women's Team Championship to be held in Canada from December 1 to 6. The ace player has decided to opt out and subsequently informed the National Coach Cyrus Poncha through email. Poncha...
  • Joshna Chinappa to lead Indian squash team in World Championships November 11, 2014

    Chennai: Joshna Chinappa, along with Anaka Alankamony, Aparajitha Balamurukan Sachika Ingale and Harshit Kaur Jawanda will be representing India who will be without their highest-ranked player Dipika Pallikal in the World Women's Team Championship squash to be held in Canada from Dec 1 to 6. Pallikal has decided to opt out...
  • Squash: Dipika Pallikal to skip World Teams for World singles November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The highest-ranked Indian woman squash player, Dipika Pallikal, would be skipping next month's World Team Championships in Canada to be fully-prepared for the singles World Championships to be held in the same month. "My main goal for this year was to represent my country at the Commonwealth Games and...
  • India's no. 1 woman squash player Dipika Pallikal unaware of world team event November 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The highest-ranked Indian woman squash player, Dipika Pallikal, would be skipping next month's World Team Championships in Canada as she does not know about the event! "I don't know about it," was the world number 16s curt reaction when queried on the matter after her Commonwealth Games gold medal winning...
  • Squash: Hat-trick of titles for Harinder Pal, double for Dipika Pallikal October 29, 2014

    Chennai: Harinder Pal Sandhu helped himself to his third title and Dipika Pallikal her second on the trot in the four-leg JSW Challenger Squash Circuit on Wednesday. Harinder defeated the top seeded Egyptian Karim Ali Fathi while top seeded Dipika accounted for second seed Misaki Kobayashi of Japan. Both won in...
  • Dinesh Karthik, Dipika Pallikal to tie the knot in mid-2015 October 8, 2014

    Squash queen Pallikal has usually been more vocal about the celebrated relationship but this time India cricketer Karthik took it upon himself to share the wedding plans. ...
  • Sports couple Dinesh Karthik, Dipika Pallikal set for mid-2015 wedding October 8, 2014

    India's popular sports couple Dipika Pallikal and Dinesh Karthik have decided to get married mid next year after almost two years of togetherness made official with their engagement last November. Squash queen Pallikal has usually been more vocal about the celebrated relationship but this time India cricketer Karthik took it upon...
  • Asian Games 2014: Half a dozen lessons for India October 3, 2014

    India's campaign at the 17th Asian Games 2014 at Incheon, South Korea, is finally over with its own twists and turns leaving many moments of glory, aching pains of defeat and a few protests making it a passionate drama of sorts amidst sporting endeavour. Soon all the images that stirred our...
  • Fantastic to be back home with Asian Games gold: Saurav Ghosal September 29, 2014

    Ghosal, who led India's historic gold-medal win in men's squash team event, said it's a big watershed moment for Indian sports. ...
  • Asian Games 2014, Day 8: Most profitable day for India September 27, 2014

    India, on the eighth day of competition at the Incheon Asian Games, leapfrogged to the 11th position in medals tally with a rich haul of 11 medals - 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 6 Bronze. In archery, India made history by winning the first ever gold medal in compound men's event...
  • Asiad Squash: Men's team gets historic gold, women grab silver September 27, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian squash players wrapped up a historic performance in the Asian Games, clinching an unprecedented men's team gold after the women's side settled for their first ever silver on Saturday. With a silver and a bronze, Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal respectively in the individual events, the squash players...
  • In pics:Asian Games 2014, Day 8 September 27, 2014

    India's Alankamony Anaka in action against Malaysia's Arnold Delia Odette during the squash team event match.Chain Singh bagged a bronze for the Indian side in men's 50m rifle 3 positions.India's Deepika Pallikal in action during the squash team event match against Malaysia's Nicol David.
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women's squash team settles for silver September 27, 2014

    Incheon: Gold proved elusive but it was nonetheless a historic silver for the Indian women's squash team after it went down to Malaysia in the final of the 17th Asian Games on Saturday. The team lost 0-2 to Malaysia to settle for the silver after Deepika Pallikal and Anaka Alankamony lost...
  • Asian Games 2014: India assured of two silvers in squash team events September 26, 2014

    Incheon: Indian squash players continued their splendid showing in the ongoing Asian Games with both the men's and women's teams assuring the country of at least two more silver medals after winning their respective semi-final matches at the Yeorumul Courts, here on Friday. If the women's team comprising Joshna Chinappa, Dipika...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men blank Japan 3-0 in squash September 25, 2014

    Incheon: India hardly broke a sweat as they blanked Japan 3-0 in a men's team group B squash match with all the players registering straight-game wins at the Asian games here on Thursday. Mahesh Mangaonkar gave India a winning start, thrashing Tsukue Shinnosuke 11-5, 11-4, 11-4, before Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu...