PSA Challenger Tour to begin on September 4 in Greater Noida

The 'HCL-SRFI Indian Tour - Delhi NCR 2021' is the first event to be held after the COVID-19 forced break and will be held in a bio-secure environment at Shiv Nadar University.

Sunayna Kuruvilla and Tanvi Khanna

The player field at the HCL-SRFI Indian Tour - Delhi NCR 2021 will feature the likes of No.77 Sunayna Kuruvilla and world No.86 Tanvi Khanna.   -  M. VEDHAN

Sunayna Kuruvilla, Tanvi Khanna and Abhishek Agarwal will be competing in the seventh HCL PSA Challenger
squash tournament at the Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida, from September 4 to 7.

The women’s event will have a $12,000 prize, while the men’s event will have $6,000.

The organisers assured that strict COVID-19 bio-bubble protocols would be followed to ensure the safety of the participants.

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"HCL squash podium program launched in 2019 is aimed at transforming the Indian squash ecosystem by providing holistic support to players and help them shine at the global stage. We are looking forward to some exciting matches over the four days," said Sundar Mahalingam, President, Strategy, of HCL.

Eminent coach and the secretary general of the Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) Cyrus Poncha said that with the support of HCL over the last five years, "we have been able to enhance the entire squash ecosystem in India’’.

Poncha pointed out that Tanvi and Velavan Senthilkumar, the champions of the Chennai event in August, had improved their world rank from 98 to 86 and 185 to 111 respectively.

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