Squash at Commonwealth Games 2022: Schedule, Indian squad, format, venue

Commonwealth Games 2022: Squash made its CWG debut in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As a core sport, it has been a part of the Games ever since.

FILE PHOTO: Saurav Ghosal will lead a nine-member Indian squash squad at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

FILE PHOTO: Saurav Ghosal will lead a nine-member Indian squash squad at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. | Photo Credit:

Commonwealth Games 2022: Squash made its CWG debut in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As a core sport, it has been a part of the Games ever since.

Squash made its Commonwealth games debut in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since it is a core sport, it has been a part of the Games ever since.

Rules and scoring system of Squash

A typical squash match involves a best-of-five games format. The first player/team that reaches 11 points wins the game. If the score in a game is tied at 10-10, play continues until a player/team wins by two clear points.

As defined by the Professional Squash Association (PSA), the governing body for the administration of both men’s and women’s professional squash around the world, a point is earned when the opponent either;

  • ⦿ fails to play a shot before the ball bounces for a second time (double-bounce)
  • ⦿ hits the ball on or above the market ‘out lines’ or hits the ‘tin’ – the hard strip on the front wall which acts similar to the net in tennis
  • ⦿ connects with the ball more than once in the act of striking (carry)

Squash schedule and venue for Commonwealth Games 2022

All five categories in squash will be played between July 29 and August 8 at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre.

Indian squash squad for Commonwealth Games 2022
1. Saurav Ghosal - men’s singles and mixed doubles
2. Dipika Pallikal Karthik - women’s doubles and mixed doubles
3. Joshana Chinappa - women’s singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles
4. Ramit Tandon - men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles
5. Harinder Sandhu - men’s doubles
6. Velavan Senthilkumar - men’s doubles
7. Abhay Singh- men’s singles and men’s doubles
8. Sunayna Kuruvilla - women’s singles
9. Anahat Singh - women’s singles
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