CHENNAI: Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa will lead the Indian men’s and women’s teams at the 20th Asian Team Squash Championship, which takes place in Kuala Lumpur from November 30 to December 4.
The men’s team, which received the headliner, includes Ramit Tandon, Mahesh Mangaonkar and Velavan Senthilkumar, outside of Ghosal (world No.15), a statement from the Indian Squash Racket Federation (SRFI ).
The same team will participate in the men’s world team championship, which will be held after the Asian meeting in the Malaysian capital.
The third seeded women’s team for the Asian event consists of Sunayna Kuruvilla, Urwashi Joshi and Aparajitha Balamurukan in addition to Chinappa, the top ranked Indian player.
The Asian Team Championship, a biennial event, was scheduled for 2020, but has been postponed to this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the 12 teams in the men’s event, the Indian men’s team took first place, while the women’s team is placed third among the eight teams.
After the Asian Team Championship, the men’s team will take part in the World Team Championship from December 7 to 12.
The seeds for the event, in which 25 countries are participating, are expected, the statement said.
Indian Men’s Team for Asian Team Championship and World Team Championship: Saurav Ghosal, Ramit Tandon, Mahesh Mangaonkar and Velavan Senthilkumar.
India Women’s Team for the Asian Team Championship: Joshna Chinappa, Sunayna Kuruvilla, Urwashi Joshi and Aparajitha Balamurukan.
Team officials: Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Surbhi Mishra, Lalthutiamngheti (Physio).