Ritwik, Harinder for Otters squash tournament

Mumbai: Veteran Ritwik Bhattacharya and India no 2 Harinderpal Singh Sandhu are the star attractions in the Rs 12-lakh prize money Otters Devotie Squash Open to be organised and hosted by Otters Club in suburban Bandra from June 26 to July 3.

The eight-day tournament has received a record number of over 700 entries, including some top women players and juniors, a media release said on Wednesday.

The men`s draw also includes third seed Sandeep Jangra, Vikas Jangra and Vikram Malhotra, while the women`s draw will feature top seed Saumya Karki, Ankita Sharma, Sachika Balvani, Shria Khatri and Delhi girl Sachika Ingale.

The junior boys to watch out for are under-19 top seed Aditya Jagtap, who is also the Welsh Open champion and French Junior Open semi-finalist, former boys under-15 British Open champion Mahesh Mangaonkar, Karm Kumar of Delhi, Deepak Mishra of Tamil Nadu and Vrishab Kotian.

The men`s category winner will receive Rs 1 lakh, while the runner-up will receive Rs 50,000, the release added.


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