Top players: Joshna Chinappa-Dipika Pallikal to compete at Otters International


Top players, including Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal, will be in action at the Otters International JSW ISC to be held at the prestigious Otters Club from September 29th to October 2nd.

With a highest prize money of $35,000, this women’s tournament, which is supported by the JSW Group, will feature some of the best women squash players from the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour.

“I’m very happy to see the Indian Squash Circuit (ISC) continue to grow in its 3rd year. A BIG thank you to all our sponsors, the PSA community & the entire organising team for making this possible,” said Ritwik Bhattacharya, 5 times National Squash Champion and the first Indian to break into top 50 of the PSA World Rankings in 2006, PSA Representative for Asia & Promoter, Indian Squash Circuit.

Tournament Promoter Raj Arora of Ivy Sports said: “In line with our vision to take Squash to a more meaningful scale, this year the JSW Indian Squash Circuit has put together a $35000 event, the highest prize money Women’s PSA Tournament in India. We are extremely grateful to our sponsor, the JSW Group for their continued support and are delighted to have K Raheja Corp on board as associate sponsor.”

Acknowledging the stellar work done by the ISC, Professional Sports Association (PSA) Chief Executive Alex Gough said, “Since it’s conception in 2014 the Indian Circuit has grown considerably year on year and we’re delighted to see that once again everyone involved in the circuit has stepped up the level for 2016, staging two huge events in Mumbai. These events give young Indian players the platform to perform on the biggest stage as well as helping attract the biggest stars in the game to compete in the region and promote the sport in the best possible way.”

The ISC will follow up this tournament with the CCI International JSW ISC 2016 to be held at Cricket Club of India (CCI) from November 24th to 27th.

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