Punj Lloyd All India Inter School Squash Championship in Kolkata

Kolkata, Aug 27 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS): The city is all set to witness the Punj Lloyd All India Inter School Squash Championship, East Zone, in association with the Squash Racquets Federation of India (SRFI) here.

The East Zone Tournament will be played at the Calcutta Racket Club from August 30 to September 4 for both boys and girls.

The championship will be played in individual and team categories and will see participation of students in the under 11, 13, 15 and 17 age groups from various schools in the East Zone.

Winners in each category of every zone will be invited to New Delhi to play the inter-zonal finals in a pre-event of the Punj Lloyd PSA and WISPA Masters, 2010 in December.

The winners will also get a chance to enhance their skills with squash clinics from world’s leading players. In addition to the association of the SRFI with the East Zone Tournament, it will also be supported by the West Bengal Squash Rackets Association.

Speaking on this initiative, India’s highest ever ranked squash player and currently world’s no. 26, Saurav Ghoshal said, “With initiatives like Punj Lloyd Squash Masters, the younger generation from schools and universities will get an opportunity to play Squash at a national level. I am glad that Punj Lloyd has adopted a hands-on approach to develop the sport at grassroot levels as this is the key to breed a better future for the sport in India.”

The Punj Lloyd All India Inter School Squash Championship will be followed by the Punj Lloyd All India Inter University Squash Championship for universities across India, the Punj Lloyd Defence Services Challenge for the armed forces and their training establishments as well as the Punj Lloyd Corporate-Club Challenge for clubs and corporates in New Delhi and Mumbai.

These promotional tournaments will see a grand finale with a $192,500 Punj Lloyd PSA Masters for the top 32 international male players and a $36,500 WISPA Masters for the top 16 available international women players in December 2010.

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