Women’s World Team Squash Championship: 2 Indians Withdraw; Redraw Takes Place

DALIAN, CHINA: A redraw had to take place as two key Indian players withdrew from the CGG WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship, to be held in in China from 11th September.

The Indian player withdrawal was a major blow to the expected performance of the India team. Without them the Indian squad is deprived of the two world top players, who had also won the double bronze medal during the in recently concluded Asian Games 2018. In comparison, the prospects of the New Zealand team to enter the knockout stage brightened.

Medical reasons were the cause of unlucky Indian players. Joshna Chinappa, the Indian No. 1 suffering from a tooth problem has to undergo an emergency wisdom teeth surgery, while Dipika Pallikal Karthik had an ankle injury during the China Open.

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In Pool B after this the India side, has been reseeded as No. 11 as to being 7th seed, while former 8th seeded New Zealand, are No. 7 which was India’s place.

At present all the major players are in action at JP Morgan China Open in Shanghai, which is the PSA World Tour season-opening event. This includes the seeded Egyptian squad in action includes the top four members who are ranked among the world top six and are led by world No.1 Nour El Sherbini.

Since its inception in 1979, the Women’s World Team Championship has been played in 11 different countries, the latest being during 2016 in France, which was won by Egypt for the third time.

The revised Pool line-ups are:

Pool A:

  • Egypt
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Germany

Pool B:

  • England
  • New Zealand
  • Japan
  • Finland

Pool C:

  • USA
  • France
  • India
  • China

Pool D:

  • Malaysia
  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland

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