The three-day World Squash Federation conference and AGM here has been a big boost for India.
Two Indians, Tanvi Khanna (third seed) and Sunayna Kuruvilla (fifth seed) reached the women's singles semi-finals of the 4th HCL SRFI Indian Tour - Chennai Leg 2022 squash tournament.
World No.15 Ghosal dominated the contest against England's James Willstrop from beginning to end, winning 11-6 11-1 11-4 in the bronze play-off.
Sunayna will compete in the women's singles plate semi-finals, later tonight.
The high performance camp too is one such step and Joshna was upbeat about it as she talked about India’s chances at the CWG.
The 14-year-old Anahat reached the finals without dropping a single game in the tournament.
The Squash Racquets Federation of India (SRFI) felicitated all three world champions, Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal at a function in Chennai on Friday.
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In the year of the CWG and Asiad, the tournament was a perfect preparation for the seasoned trio of Dipika, Joshna and Ghosal who continue to bring laurels to the country.
Pallikal, in fact, was making a comeback to competitive action for the first time since featuring at the US Open in October 2018. She could not have hoped for a better return.
In mixed doubles, Dipika and Saurav Ghosal beat Wales' Joel Makin and Tesni Evans in an entertaining bout, taking the first game 11-9 before finishing the match with an impressive 11-5 win on Friday.
Its importance in 2018 was laid bare as the Hong Kong women’s team comfortably beat India 2-0 to take gold in the final on Saturday.
India dished out a dominating performance as both the men's and women's teams won their respective matches by an identical 3-0 margin.
The Indian team comprising of Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal, Sunayna Kuruvilla and Tanvi Khanna will face Hong Kong on Thursday.
In the women's singles, both Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik also made it to the quarterfinals.
Ghosal, who had lost the bronze medal play-off in Glasgow four years ago, gets another shot at making history.
British Virgin Islands' World number 477 Sorrentino will play Pakistan's Tayyab Aslam in the men's singles on Thursday.