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  5. Squash star Saurav Ghosal replaces World No. 1 Ali Farag as men's president of PSA

Squash star Saurav Ghosal replaces World No. 1 Ali Farag as men's president of PSA

The 35-year-old Ghosal will now be among the Professional Squash Association's (PSA) Board of Directors in a two-year term.

India TV Sports Desk Edited by: India TV Sports Desk
London Updated on: December 22, 2021 22:00 IST
Saurav Ghosal
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File photo of Saurav Ghosal.

Highlights

  • Ghosal said it is a huge honour for him and assured his new role won't impact his playing career
  • Ghosal is the only Indian man to reach the top 10 of the PSA world rankings
  • Ghosal will serve alongside Sarah-Jane Perry, who will begin another term as PSA women's president

Indian squash star Saurav Ghosal was named the Professional Squash Association's (PSA) men's president on Wednesday; replacing World No.1 Ali Farag. The 35-year-old Ghosal will now be among the PSA's Board of Directors in a two-year term.

Speaking to news agency PTI, Ghosal said it is a huge honour for him and assured that his new role won't impact his playing career.

"The focus is still very much on playing. It (the PSA role) is a massive honour for me. My role will be to push the interests of the players and broadly guide the board to develop the game's interests worldwide," said the 35-year-old.

Ghosal, the only Indian man to reach the top 10 of the PSA world rankings, replaces Farag, who has stepped down to spend more time with his family after four years in the role.

Ghosal will serve alongside Sarah-Jane Perry, who will begin another term as PSA women's president. It will be a two-year term.

"I am pleased to welcome Saurav, Ashley and Ahmad onto our Board of Directors and I am confident they will bring a range of skills and experience to the association," said PSA chairman Ziad Al-Turki in a statement.

"There has been a dramatic increase in playing and earning opportunities on the tour as well as increased revenue across the association over the past decade and I believe professional squash has an incredibly bright future. I'm looking forward to working with all three of our new additions to the board as we continue to grow the sport." 

(With inputs from PTI)