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10 countries scrimmage as HCL-SRFI PSA Tournament begins tomorrow

Chennai, 18th September (UNI) The best Indian and international players

from 10 countries in the age group from under 11 to under 19

will be seen in action in the Boys and Girls sections as

the first of four PSA Indian Tour squash tournaments begins

with the Southern Slam here tomorrow.

As part of its efforts to improve the squash ecosystem by

the country, HCL and SRFI launched the HCL Indian Tour

–a Professional Squash Association (PSA) multi-city circuit

in the country.

This tour aims to provide Indian players with the opportunity to

take on the world’s best on their home turf and win

international ranking points.

In this context, SRFI plans to organize four PSA tournaments

until March 2023 in four cities in India, starting with a

tournament at the Indian Squash Academy here starting tomorrow

until September 23.

This tournament will see the participation of the best Indian players

and international players from 10 countries including India, Egypt,

Japan, England, Singapore and Spain among others.

The tournament offers a cash prize of USD 12,000 each for men

and women.

It aims to provide exposure for junior players to watch and learn

PSA players and increase their Asian ranking.

The PSA tournament starting here tomorrow will be the South

Slam, a junior squash tournament for players under the age of 11 at

Under 19 age category.

This will be a 5 Star tournament by SRFI and a Platinum event under

Asian Squash Federation calendar.

The top seeds are Aly Abou Eleinen (Egypt, 63rd rank)

in the male category, Martin Svec (Czechoslovakia, rank 83),

Kenzy Ayman (Egypt, rank 60) and Sunayna Kuruvilla (India,

Rank-119) in the female category.

With a world ranking of No. 109, Abhay Singh and Tanvi Khanna

(India, world rank – 92) will lead the Indian men’s challenge

and women’s sections respectively.

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