Ghosal to lead Indian challenge in El Gouna Open

Ace racqueter Saurav Ghosal will look to put behind his Commonwealth Games disappointment when he spearheads Indian challenge in the inaugural edition of El Gouna International Squash Open beginning from Tuesday.

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2010, 20:33 PM IST

New Delhi: Ace racqueter Saurav Ghosal will look to put behind his Commonwealth Games disappointment when he spearheads Indian challenge in the inaugural edition of El Gouna International Squash Open beginning in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of El Gouna on Tuesday.

World number 26 Ghosal lost to England`s Peter Barker at the pre-quarter finals in the men`s singles Squash event at the Commonwealth Games.

Playing his first tournament after the Delhi mega-event, 24-year-old Ghosal, unseeded, will face a tough task at hand as he takes on fourth seed Gregory Gaultier of France in the opening round of the USD 142,500 PSA Super Series event.

After the qualifying round action at the Alexandria Sporting Club in Alexandria, the seventh 2010 PSA Super Series event and the second this year to be staged in Egypt - has now moved to El Gouna`s Red Sea resort.
Egypt`s Ramy Ashour has been accorded the top billing in the championship. The final will be played on October 24.

PTI