POSTED DAE : Oct. 6, 2016
The Superstar to pick up the racquet and support the
JSW Indian Squash Circuit 2016 Otters International
MUMBAI; 29th Sep, 2016: The organisers of the JSW Indian Squash Circuit 2016 Otters International, were in for a pleasant surprise last evening....
Ranveer Singh, our Youth Icon and Superstar par excellence has come forward to support this World Professional Squash Association (PSA) level Women's event presented by the JSW Indian Squash Circuit (ISC), to be held at the Otters Club, from 29th Sep to 2nd Oct.
And while many others would just do the customary appearance at such events, Ranveer, true to his usual style, has taken this many notches higher...Not only will he be the Guest of Honour at the prize distribution ceremony on 2nd October, he will also play a friendly game with one of the young women players that day!!
The announcement has sent a flutter of excitement amongst the players as it is yet to be decided on who will play against Ranveer - a happy challenge that the organisers now find themselves facing!
"In a year when our Indian female athletes have done the country proud at both Olympics and Para Olympics, I believe our women Squash players also have it in them to be on top. I compliment the Indian Squash Circuit for their efforts and urge everyone to support them. With some of the World's best players leading the marquee at the JSW Indian Squash Circuit 2016 Otters International, I'm sure there is a significant and untapped opportunity to build interest and engagement of potential women players with this sport through tournaments like this one. " says Ranveer.
At a time when sports like Squash need all the support that they can garner competing against their more commercial counterparts, Ranveer's gesture has come as a B-I-G boost for the Indian Squash Circuit (ISC), that has been working tirelessly since its inception in 2014 to give young Indian players a chance to play against the best in the World, at home.
Speaking on this development, Ritwik Bhattacharya, the 5 times Indian National Squash Champion and the promoter of the ISC said, " The JSW Indian Squash Circuit 2016 is extremely delighted to have Ranveer on board the Otters International. When youth icons like him come forward to support, it makes the invaluable difference by getting the media and public focus in a way that encourages both, the participating (and potential) players as well as the audience. We are very grateful to him for his support. "
"Of course, all the players are extremely excited at the prospect of sharing the court with Ranveer...we now have the happy challenge of figuring out who will play against him in the friendly game on Oct 2nd," he adds with a smile.
JSW Indian Squash Circuit 2016 Otters International, the highest prize money (US $35,000) W35 Women’s Tournament, is supported by the JSW Group and will feature some of the best women squash players from the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour; with confirmed participation of 4 players from the Top 20 in the World including India's Joshana Chinappa (World No 11) and Dipika Pallikal (world No 17).