India to host World junior squash championship in 2018

India first staged the boys' individual and team events in 2002, then both individual events together with the women’s team championship in 2009–in both years also in Chennai.

"Indian squash has had a history of conducting mega squash events," said Debendranath Sarangi, President of the Squash Rackets Federation of India.   -  M. Vedhan

For the third time since 2002, India will host the WSF World junior squash championship next year in 2018. While the boys’ and girls’ world individual championships will take place from July 18 to 23, the biennial boys’ team championship be held from July 24 to 29.

“Indian squash has had a history of conducting mega squash events,” said Debendranath Sarangi, President of the Squash Rackets Federation of India. “I am delighted that we have won the bid to host the WSF world junior championships 2018..”

India first staged the boys' individual and team events in 2002, then both individual events together with the women’s team championship in 2009 –in both years also in Chennai.

WSF President Jacques Fontaine added: “There have been World & Asian championships regularly staged in Chennai – the Indian Federation provides excellent facilities as well as being great host. Taking this important WSF Championship to India will open another chapter that we look forward to.”

Pakistan will look to defend the title it won for the fifth time in the 2016 boys' team championship in Poland – where India finished sixth.