Pallikal, Ghosal begin well in CWG doubles

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 29, 2014, 20:47 PM IST

Glasgow: India`s leading squash players Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal made a winning start in the doubles events at the Commonwealth Games here on Tuesday.

Having failed to bag India`s first squash medal at the Commonwealth Games in the singles category, Ghosal and Pallikal teamed up for the mixed doubles. The fifth seeds dismissed Sri Lanka`s Ravindu Laksiri and Naduni Gunawardane 11-3 11-4 in Pool 5 at the Scotstoun Sports Campus.

The other team in their group is 12th seeds Samantha Cornett and Shawn Delierre from Canada.

In the men`s doubles, Ghosal combined with Harinder Pal Sandhu to beat 9-11 11-3 11-2 in Pool 7. The seventh seeds next face 10th seeds Peter Creed and David Evans of Wales later today.

Fifth seeded Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa begin their women`s doubles campaign against the Sri Lankan pair of Mihiliya Methsarani and Nadindhi Udangawe later today.