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Ghosal looks to defend seventh title

India’s number one squash player, Saurav Ghosal will look to defend his title for a record seventh time when he battle it out in the 60th National squash championship, starting at the Calcutta Racket Club on Thursday. The women’s field, however, will lack some sheen with big names like Dipika Pallikal and Aparajitha Balamurukan missing out. Dipika, who recently made headlines after becoming the first Indian to break into the world (WISPA) top 10, is currently playing the World Open in the Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean, while Aparajitha is scheduled to play a tournament in London. In the duo’s absence, it would be an interesting contest between world No 31 Joshna Chinappa and promising 18-year-old Anaka Alankamony, the reigning Asian Junior champion, who have been seeded first and second respectively.
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