Squash tourney: Focus will be on Chennai lad Velavan

By NT Bureau Published on Apr 25, 2017 05:20 PM IST

Velavan Senthilkumar file photo

Chennai: The focus will be on Indian players Saurav Ghosal, Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik when the 19th Jio-Asian Individual Squash Championship begins here.

Ghosal and Chinappa, seeded second in the men’s and women’s draws, will be eyeing a breakthrough in front of home fans. Also, the focus will be on local lad Velavan Senthilkumar, who made two PSA Tour finals recently.

The withdrawal of Pakistani players from the tournament owing to visa-related issues has taken away some sheen from the tournament but the organisers are confident that the fans will be able to witness quality squash from a classy field.