After carrying the burden of Indian squash for almost two decades, Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa will be chasing an elusive singles medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.
Squash competition starts at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre on Friday. Live streaming can be seen in India.
India have bagged only three medals since the introduction of squash in the CWG roster in 1998. Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa earned the gold medal in doubles in 2014 in Glasgow and followed it up with a silver in Gold Coast 2018. Pallikal also won the mixed doubles silver with Ghosal in the same year.
Dipika Pallikal, who returned to the sport after motherhood earlier this year, will compete only in the doubles category in Birmingham. She is high on confidence after clinching the mixed doubles title with Saurav Ghosal at the World Doubles Championship in April.
Fourteen-year-old Anahat Singh has already turned a few heads for being the youngest member of the Indian contingent at the CWG. She will be vying for a medal in the singles category. The teenager, who emerged champion at the Under-15 Asian Junior Squash Championship in June, will pair up with Sunayna Kuruvilla in the doubles. The Delhi-based squash player is the only Indian girl to win the US Junior Open in any category.
World No. 2 Paul Coll of New Zealand and No. 7 Joel Makin of Wales will add competitive edge to the singles competition featuring Ghosal, ranked 15th and seeded third in the tournament.
Indian squash squad for Commonwealth Games 2022
Saurav Ghosal - men’s singles and mixed doubles
Dipika Pallikal Karthik - women’s doubles and mixed doubles
Joshana Chinappa - women’s singles, women’s doubles and mixed
Ramit Tandon - men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles
Harinder Sandhu - men’s doubles
Velavan Senthilkumar - men’s doubles
Abhay Singh- men’s singles and men’s doubles
Sunayna Kuruvilla - women’s singles
Anahat Singh - women’s singles
Where to watch Commonwealth Games 2022 squash live in India?
Select squash events at the Commonwealth Games 2022 will be telecast live on Sony SIX, Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3 and Sony TEN 4 TV channels in India. Live streaming will be available on SonyLIV.
Commonwealth Games 2022 squash: Full schedule and live India match times
All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
July 29, Friday
Women’s singles and men’s singles round of 64 – 11:00 PM IST onwards
July 30, Saturday
Women’s singles and men’s singles round of 32 – 5:00 PM IST onwards
July 31, Sunday
Women’s singles and men’s singles round of 16 – 4:30 PM IST onwards
August 1, Monday
Women singles and men’s singles quarterfinals – 4:30 PM IST onwards
August 2, Tuesday
Women’s singles and men’s singles semifinals – 8:30 PM IST onwards
August 3, Wednesday
Mixed doubles round of 32 – 1:30 PM onwards
Women’s singles and men’s singles bronze and gold medal matches – 8:30 PM IST onwards
August 4, Thursday
Men’s doubles and women’s doubles round of 32, mixed doubles round of 16 – 4:30 PM IST onwards
Women’s doubles and mixed doubles round of 16 – 10:30 PM IST onwards
August 5, Friday
Men’s doubles round of 16 – 4:30 PM IST onwards
August 6, Saturday
Men’s doubles quarterfinals and mixed doubles semifinals – 4:30 PM IST onwards
August 7, Sunday
Men’s doubles and women’s doubles semifinal, mixed doubles gold and bronze medal matches – 4:30 PM IST onwards
August 8, Monday
Men’s doubles and women’s doubles gold and bronze medal matches – 2:30 PM IST