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HCL, SRFI partner to transform India's Squash ecosystem

IANS  |  Chennai 

HCL, the multinational service and consulting company, on Wednesday announced the launch of a Podium Program in partnership with the Federation of (SRFI) to significantly improve the ecosystem in

The multi-pronged program will focus on driving a 360-degree overhaul in Indian Squash by improving both (senior and junior) and coaching standards and enhancing the overall prominence of the sport in the country.

As part of this initiative, HCL and will also host - a (PSA) multi-city circuit in the country, giving the Indian players an opportunity to compete against the world's best on their home turf.

Speaking on the development, said: "Indian Squash has grabbed a lot of attention in the recent years with players like and securing important international wins for the country. However, there are only three Indian players in Top 50 PSA rankings in the world today (including Joshna and Saurav). To ensure that Indian Squash not only continues its success but emerges at the top, it is important that the next rung of players get the right exposure both in terms of quality of tournaments as well as coaching."

"With HCL, we have found common synergies in terms of our goals for Indian Squash. I am confident that through our combined efforts we will enable take its rightful place in the pantheon of great squash playing nations," he added.



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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 18:58 IST