Tuesday, July 23, 2024

India title favourites for revamped, under-strength Squash World Cup

India look to be favourites to land the relaunched WSF Squash World Cup, with several top nations missing and teams sending under-strength players. 

Eight nations will compete between June 13-17 — the PSA World Tour finals take place three days later — at Chennai’s Express Avenue Mall for the revamped event.

England had been due to line up in an original nine-strong event but have pulled out, while the likes of France, USA and New Zealand aren’t competing in India.

The Squash World Cup is an international tournament in which national team squads represented by two men and two women play ties of four matches against each other.

Representing the hosts will be a talented squad comprised of Commonwealth Games medallists Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa, alongside Chennai native Abhay Singh and 2019 South Asian Games champion Tanvi Khanna.

Joining them will be some of the world’s best up-and-coming players, including Japan’s rising star and winner of the MVP award at the 2022 Women’s World Team Championship Satomi Watanabe and highly rated young Egyptian talent Aly Abou Eleinen.

Squash TV and the Olympic channel will stream the event for free.

2023 SDAT Squash World Cup

Australia
Nicholas Calvert
Alexandra Haydon
Jessica Turnbull
Joseph White

Colombia
Laura Tovar
Catalina Peláez
Felipe Tovar
Alfonso Marroquín

Egypt
Fayrouz Aboelkheir
Kenzy Ayman
Karim El Hammamy
Aly Abou Eleinen

Hong Kong, China
Heylie Fung
Toby Tse
Andes Ling
Chung Yat Long

India
Joshna Chinappa
Tanvi Khanna
Saurav Ghosal
Abhay Singh

Japan
Satomi Watanabe
Akari Midorikawa
Tomotaka Endo
Ryunosuke Tsukue

Malaysia
Aira Azman
Yee Xin Ying
Darren Pragasm
Sai Hung Ong

South Africa
Lizelle Muller
Hayley Ward
Dewald van Niekerk
Tristen Worth

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