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Indian team named for World Junior Squash

India will be fielding a team of 11 players, including six girls, in the World Junior Squash Championship to be held at Eindhoven in the Netherlands from July 26 to August 4, the Squash Rackets Federation of India announced on Tuesday.

The team comprises Adya Advani, Harshit Kaur Jawanda, Akanksha Salunkhe, Nikita Joshi (team and individual), Sunayna Kuruvilla, Jui Kalgutkar, Velavan Senthilkumar, Adhitya Raghavan, Sandeep Ramachandran, Vikas Mehra and Aishwarya Singh (all individual only), SRFI said in a statement.

The team will be accompanied by national coach Cyrus Poncha besides officials Bala Murugan and Surbhi Mishra.

India’s best show in this championship was in 2009 in Chennai when the team consisting of Anwesha Reddy, Anaka Alankamony, Dipika Pallikal and Surbhi Mishra finished third. At the last championship, two years ago, the Indian girls had finished seventh overall.