Everything you need to know about the Squash World Cup

Tomorrow, Chennai’s Express Avenue Mall hosts the long-awaited SDAT WSF Squash World Cup, the relaunched international mixed team event. Between 13-17 June, eight teams and 32 player will battle it out for the title of World Cup Champions. Read on for everything you need to know about the event, including teams, streaming information, schedule and rules. The Squash World Cup at a glance The Squash World Cup is an international tournament in which national team squads represented by two men and two women play ties of four matches against each other. The relaunched event, which is being sponsored by the Tamil Nadu Government and supported by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport in India, will be played in Chennai between 13-17 June 2023 on a stunning all glass show court inside the Express Avenue Mall. The history of the Squash World Cup The first edition of the Squash World Cup was played in 1996 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and featured 16 teams. In the first ever Squash World Cup final, top seeds Australia overcame rivals and No.2 seeds England 3-0, with Brett Martin, Michelle Martin and Rodney Eyles getting the better of Mark Chaloner, Suzanne Horner and Chris Walker. Since then, the Squash World Cup has been played a further two times, with England crowned champions in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, in 1999 and Egypt lifting the trophy in 2011 in Chennai. This year’s event has implemented a number of changes, including gender parity within teams and playing games to seven points for the first time in WSF history. Which teams are playing in the 2023 Squash World Cup? There are eight teams from four different continents playing in the Chennai Squash World Cup: [1] Egypt, [2] India, [3] Japan, [4] Malaysia, [5] Australia; [6] Hong Kong, China; [7] South Africa; [8] Colombia Click here for the squad lists for the 2023 Squash World Cup. Where can I watch the 2023 Squash World Cup? The 2023 Squash World Cup will be streamed live and free worldwide on WORLDSQUASH.TV and on the Olympic Channel, while viewers in India can watch on JioCinema. To apply for tickets to watch the Squash World Cup at Express Avenue Mall, email office@indiasquash.com. Rules of the 2023 Squash World Cup *Update 12 June*Team playing order to be as followsDay 1: BDay 2: ADay 3: BSemi Finals: BFinal: A 2023 Squash World Cup schedule The pool stage will be played between 13-15 June, with ties being played each day at 10:30 (GMT+5:30), 13:00, 15:30, and 18:00. On 16 June, semi finals will be played between the top two sides in each pool. At 15:30, the winner of Pool A will play the runner up in Pool B and at 18:00 the winner of Pool B will play the runner up in Pool A. The final will take place at 14:00 on 17 June. In addition, playoff ties will be played on 16 June (10:30 and 13:00) at Express Avenue and on 17 June (both at 10:30) at the Indian Squash Academy. How can I follow the 2023 Squash World Cup? Keep up to date with the latest from the Squash World Cup by following the World Squash Federation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. You can also follow the Squash Rackets Federation of India on the SRFI website and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Squash World Cup 2023: Day one as it happens

After a 12-year absence, the Squash World Cup is back. We’ll be bringing reports and reactions from the SDAT WSF Squash World Cup as they happen right here, and you can watch live and free worldwide on WORLDSQUASH.TV and on the Olympic Channel, while viewers in India can watch on JioCinema. Japan prove World Cup credentials with entertaining South Africa win In an entertaining opener, Japan made the perfect start to their World Cup campaign with a 3-1win against South Africa. Tomotaka Endo got the No.3 seeds off to a good start in a fast-paced game that instantly highlighted the merits of the ’T20 of squash’. In a frenetic first match, the Japan No.2 took the first game against Jean-Pierre Brits 7-4 but was pegged back 7-1 in game two. The pair continued to exchanged furious rallies and points, with Brits then moving ahead with a 7-2 victory in the third, only for Endo to strike back to restore parity by taking game four 7-3. Both men went all out for a vital first-match win in game five and at stages it looked like Brits was going to give the underdogs a crucial point, only for Endo to drag himself over the line with a hard-fought 7-5 win. After Endo’s win, Japan turned the screw, with World No.18 Satomi Watanabe beating Lizelle Muller 3-0 and Ryunosuke Tsukue beating Dewald van Niekerk 3-1. There was some consolation and a valuable winning point in the fourth match as Hayley Ward battled back to beat Akari Midorikawa 3-1. Speaking after his match, Endo said: “It’s totally different squash – the pace is super fast! I’ve never played this fast and it’s so hard to hit your drop shots at this pace but you’ve got to manage it. It’s definitely more difficult than I expected, but more fun! “Usually in an 11-point game, if you’re 5-1 down, you can still come back. But at 5-1 here, you feel so stressed and under so much pressure. “It’s super hot outside but inside this shopping mall we’re in a great area and it’s a great atmosphere!” Result: SDAT WSF Squash World Cup Pool B [3] Japan 3-1 South Africa [7]Tomotaka Endo beat Jean-Pierre Brits 3-2: 7-4, 1-7, 2-7, 7-3, 7-5 (45m)Satomi Watanabe beat Lizelle Muller 3-0: 7-2, 7-1, 7-2 (17m)Ryunosuke Tsukue beat Dewald van Niekerk 3-1: 4-7, 7-5, 7-5, 7-3 (33m)Akari Midorikawa lost to Hayley Ward 3-1: 7-5 5-7 1-7 2-7 (24m)

Watch – Saurav Ghosal: Squash World Cup “pressure is a privilege”

There are just three weeks to go until the 2023 Chennai Squash World Cup! In an interview with World Squash media, Indian No.1 and 2022 Commonwealth bronze medalist Saurav Ghosal talks about what it means to India to be hosting the World Cup, the growth of Chennai as a squash city, and why the pressure of competing on home soil is a privilege. Find out more about the 2023 Chennai Squash World Cup. To find out more on the latest in world squash, follow the World Squash Federation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Watch live and on-demand squash for free at WORLDSQUASH.TV.

What is the Squash World Cup?

Soon, the Squash World Cup makes its long-awaited return as the mixed team competition heads to the Chennai, capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. There, *eight teams will battle it out for the title of World Cup Champions. But what is the SDAT WSF Squash World Cup? The Squash World Cup at a glance The Squash World Cup is an international tournament in which national team squads represented by two men and two women play ties of four matches against each other. The relaunched event, which is being sponsored by the Tamil Nadu Government and supported by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport in India, will be played in Chennai between 13-17 June 2023 on a stunning all glass show court inside the Express Avenue Mall. The history of the Squash World Cup The first edition of the Squash World Cup was played in 1996 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and featured 16 teams. In the first ever Squash World Cup final, top seeds Australia overcame rivals and No.2 seeds England 3-0, with Brett Martin, Michelle Martin and Rodney Eyles getting the better of Mark Chaloner, Suzanne Horner and Chris Walker. Since then, the Squash World Cup has been played a further two times, with England crowned champions in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, in 1999 and Egypt lifting the trophy in 2011 in Chennai. The following year, again in Chennai, an Under 21 World Cup was played. Once again, Egypt were crowned champions as they overcame surprise finalists India, with Marwan ElShorbagy beating Ravi Dixit and Karim Abdel Gawad getting the better of Ramit Tandon, either side of a win for India’s Dipika Pallikal against future World Champion Nour El Sherbini. This year’s event has implemented a number of changes, including gender parity within teams and playing games to seven points for the first time in WSF history. Rules of the Squash World Cup Which teams are playing in the 2023 Squash World Cup? There are eight teams from four different continents playing in the Chennai Squash World Cup: Australia; Colombia; Egypt; Hong Kong, China; India; Japan; Malaysia; South Africa Where can I watch the 2023 Squash World Cup? The 2023 Squash World Cup will be streamed live and free on WORLDSQUASH.TV (worldwide) and on the Olympic Channel, with further streaming information to follow shortly. Free tickets are available for those wanting to watch the Squash World Cup in person at Express Avenue Mall – to apply for a ticket, email office@indiasquash.com. How can I follow the 2023 Squash World Cup? Keep up to date with the latest from the Squash World Cup by following the World Squash Federation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. You can also follow the Squash Rackets Federation of India on the SRFI website and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. *England were initially to be the ninth team but withdrew due to player commitments

Squads announced for Squash World Cup

The squads for the 2023 SDAT WSF Squash World Cup have been announced. Between 13-17 June, 32 players from eight nations will descend on Chennai’s Express Avenue Mall for the relaunched event, which is being sponsored by the Tamil Nadu Government and supported by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport in India. The Squash World Cup is an international tournament in which national team squads represented by two men and two women play ties of four matches against each other. Action from the Squash World Cup will be streamed for free on WORLDSQUASH.TV and the Olympic Channel, while people wishing to attend in person can apply for free tickets by sending an email to office@indiasquash.com. Representing the hosts will be a talented squad comprised of Commonwealth Games medallists Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa, alongside Chennai native Abhay Singh and 2019 South Asian Games champion Tanvi Khanna. Joining them will be some of the world’s best up-and-coming players, including Japan’s rising star and winner of the MVP award at the 2022 Women’s World Team Championship Satomi Watanabe and highly rated young Egyptian talent Aly Abou Eleinen. Find out more about the 2023 SDAT WSF Squash World Cup. Keep up to date with the latest from the Squash World Cup by following the World Squash Federation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. You can also follow the Squash Rackets Federation of India on the SRFI website and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Squads, 2023 SDAT Squash World Cup AustraliaNicholas CalvertAlexandra HaydonJessica TurnbullJoseph White ColombiaLaura TovarCatalina PeláezFelipe TovarAlfonso Marroquín EgyptFayrouz AboelkheirKenzy AymanKarim El HammamyAly Abou Eleinen Hong Kong, ChinaHeylie FungToby TseAndes LingChung Yat Long IndiaJoshna ChinappaTanvi KhannaSaurav GhosalAbhay Singh JapanSatomi WatanabeAkari MidorikawaTomotaka EndoRyunosuke Tsukue MalaysiaAira AzmanYee Xin YingDarren PragasmSai Hung Ong South AfricaLizelle MullerHayley WardDewald van NiekerkTristen Worth

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