Indian squash hierarchy will be put to the test in the semi-finals of the Granite Open when the country's top two players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa meet for a place in the final of the WSA International 25 event here.
West Bengal's Krish Kapur stunned top seed Harshit Muchhal of Delhi in straight games to enter the under 19 boys' final in the 2-Star Matunga Gymkhana All India Junior Open Squash Tournament here on Wednesday.
After conceding a game in the opening round, top seed Dipika Pallikal showed her true class in the Winnipeg Winter Club Women's Open by reclaiming the World Squash Association (WSA) Challenger 15 title without dropping a further game.
Malaysia`s seven-time world champion Nicol David`s bid to regain her crown progressed on Tuesday as she became the first player to reach the quarter-finals but she was forced to battle surprisingly hard in both the first two games of her match in Cairo.
Malaysia`s seven-time women`s world squash champion Nicol David overcame a tough early challenge before seeing off plucky Egyptian teenager Yathreb Adel 11-9, 11-6, 11-3 in their world championships first round clash in Cairo on Monday.
Low Wee Wern, a heroine of Malaysia`s record-breaking run into the world team final at Niagara Falls eight days ago, made a wonderful recovery to avoid a startling let-down and a shock defeat in the women`s squash world championships on Monday.
Sans their top squash player Dipika Pallikal, India's struggle continued as they were blanked 0-3 by France for their second straight defeat in the ongoing WSF Women's World Team Squash Championship here.
Former International Olympic Committee vice president Dick Pound is confident the IOC will drop regulations limiting the number of sports on the Games programme and says squash should be brought into the Olympic fold.