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India to host 2018 World Juniors

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Finals day at the World Junior Championship in Poland last year

WSF to stage World Juniors in Chennai
By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent

 

For the third time since 2002, India will host the WSF World Junior Squash Championships after winning the rights from the World Squash Federation to stage the 2018 event in Chennai.

The Men’s and Women’s World Junior Individual Championships will take place at the Indian Squash Academy from July 18-23, followed by the biennial Men’s World Junior Team Championship from July 24-29.

“Indian squash has had a history of conducting Mega squash events,” said Debendranath Sarangi, President of the Squash Rackets Federation of India (pictured right).

“I am delighted that we have won the bid to host the WSF World Junior Championships 2018. The Indian Squash Academy in Chennai is a fantastic venue and we look forward to welcoming global players to our Championships.”

India first staged the men’s individual and team events in 2002, then both individual events together with the women’s team championship in 2009, in both years also in Chennai.

WSF President Jacques Fontaine added: “There have been World and Asian Championships regularly staged in Chennai. The Indian Federation provide excellent facilities as well as being great hosts. Taking this important WSF Championship to India will open another chapter that we look forward to.”

Pakistan will look to defend the title they won for the fifth time in the 2016 men’s team championship in Poland, where India finished in sixth place.

Pictures courtesy of WSF 

 

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