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Squash: Ghosal pull-out gains Tandon place in semis

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Indias World No.12 Saurav Thursday pulled out from the quarterfinal stage of the CCI InternationalJSW Indian Squash Circuit due to a that he had sustained Wednesday.

Defending champion and third seed Ghosal, who secured a 3-1 win over Egypts on way to the last eight, was due to face compatriot Ramit Tandon, ranked 68th, in the quarterfinal.

The 26-year-old Kolkata-based Tandon has now automatically gained a place in the semi-finals for the second edition running at the

Former junior national champion Tandon upset eighth seed of England with surprising ease to enter the quarter finals.

Tandon, who upset 9/16 seedJoshua Masters,also of England, in the first round Tuesday, took just 29 minutes to pack off Richards, globally ranked 20 on the professional circuit, 11-7, 11-1, 11-2 to enter the last eight.

Tandon will take on number one seed of for a place in Satuday's final.

Momen, the World No. 4, quelled the strong challenge from Spains Iker Pajares Bernabeu after a 65-minute battle.

The former won 11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7 in the quarter final.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 20:15 IST