HCL and SRFI To Host 21 st Asian Junior Team Championships in Chennai

  • Tournament spanning five days will be held at Indian Squash & Triathlon Academy, Chennai
  • Championships to host teams from Pakistan, Singapore, Japan, Hong-Kong, Chinese Taipei,

Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India.

  • Top ranking players including Anahat Singh and Krishna Mishra will represent Team


Chennai, February 07, 2023: HCL, a leading global conglomerate, along with the Squash Rackets
Federation of India (SRFI) is all set to kick off its 21st Asian Junior Team Championships in
Chennai at the Indian Squash & Triathlon Academy from 8 th February 2023. Spanning five days,
the tournament will witness participation from 10 Asian countries including Chinese Taipei, Hong-
Kong (China), Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and India. Including
this year, Chennai has played host to the Championships five times. All matches will be streamed live
on the SRFI Facebook page (www.facebook.com/indiasquash) and HCL For Sports Facebook page
(https://www.facebook.com/HCLForSports/) and YouTube channel
India has been an integral part of the Asian Junior Squash Championships since 1983, its inception
year, held in Singapore. In all the editions of the championships held so far, India has been a
consistently strong performer, almost always being ranked among the top four teams in both the boy’s
and girl’s categories. The first time that India achieved the top rank in the Boys’ Team Championships
was in 2011 when the championship was held in Ratmalana, Sri Lanka and thereafter in 2017 (Hong
Kong). On the other hand, the country achieved first rank in the girls’ team championship for the first
time in 2013 (Seoul, Korea).
Pakistan, the top seed in the men’s category would include Noor Zaman (Asian Rank 2 (BU19),
Muhammad Hamza Khan (Asian Rank 35 (BU19), Muhammad Ashab Irfan (Asian Rank 289 (BU19)
and Anas Ali Shah (Asian Rank 92 (BU19). Aira Binti Azman (Asian Junior Rank 2 (GU19),
Yasshmita Jadishkumar (Asian Junior Rank 36 (GU19), Whitney Isabella Anak Wilson (Asian Junior
Rank 2 (GU15) and Doyce Lee Ye San (Asian Junior Rank 2 (GU17) representing team Malaysia are
the top seeds in the women’s category. India is seeded 2 nd and 3 rd in the Boys’ and girls’ categories
Team India will be represented in the boy’s team’s category by Krishna Mishra (Asian Rank 7
(BU19), Paarth Ambani (Asian Rank 22 (BU19)), Sharan Punjabi (Asian Rank 31 (BU19) and Shaurya
Bawa (Asian Rank 2 (BU19). The girl’s team’s category boasts of U-17 Champion Anahat Singh
(Asian Junior Rank 3 (GU17)), Pooja Arthi R (Asian Junior Rank 7 (GU19)), Tiana Parasrampuria
(Asian Junior Rank 5 (GU17)) and Yuvna Gupta (Asian Junior Rank 42 GU19).
HCL has been supporting Squash in the country for more than seven years now with initiatives like
the PSA Tours, High-Performance Camps, Referee Clinics and Training Camps for coaches and other
tournaments for India’s squash players as part of the HCL Squash Podium Program. This tournament
will further help squash players in achieving better seedings in the Asian and World Junior
Championship. Playing with top Asian juniors will help enhance Indian players international exposure
and help them enhance their performance.

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