On Tuesday, world No. 15 Saurav Ghosal lost to CWG 2018 silver medallist Paul Coll of New Zealand, ranked second, in the semi-finals at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre.
James Willstrop, meanwhile, lost to Joel Makin of Wales in the other semi-final and with it his chance to defend his title at Birmingham 2022.
The 38-year-old James Willstrop is ranked 24 in men’s singles but boasts of several medals on the international stage. These include six medals at the world championships and six at the Commonwealth Games, which includes three in doubles events.
Saurav Ghosal, 35, has only one medal at the CWG, a silver in the mixed doubles at Gold Coast 2018. The last time he competed for a singles bronze at the CWG was at Glasgow 2014, where he lost to Englishman Peter Barker.
He also has three singles medals at the Asian Games. Saurav Ghosal, the only Indian to break into the top 10 of the PSA world rankings, is playing in his fourth Commonwealth Games.
India have won only three medals in squash at the CWG. Dipika Pallikal and Chinappa won gold in women’s doubles in 2014 and a silver in 2018. Pallikal also won the mixed doubles silver with Ghosal in the same year.
Saurav Ghosal vs James Willstrop men’s singles squash bronze medal match at Commonwealth Games 2022: India start time
Saurav Ghosal vs James Willstrop men’s singles squash bronze medal match is scheduled to start at 9:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on Wednesday, August 3 in India.
Where to watch Saurav Ghosal vs James Willstrop men’s singles squash bronze medal match live in India?
The Saurav Ghosal vs James Willstrop men’s singles squash bronze medal match 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. Broadcast is subject to Sony.