GOLD COAST, April 16 (Bernama) -- The Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) is confident the country will have a new squash icon by the time the 2022 Commonwealth Games is held in Birmingham, England.
SRAM president Huang Ying How said based on the squad's performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, emerging talents such as Rachel Arnold, S.Sivasangari, Aifa Azman and Aira Azman would be able to replace Datuk Nicol David someday.
"Their achievement in Gold Coast is very good and I am very satisfied with the squash squad's performance. Our young players have managed to beat higher ranking players although they didn't get any medal," he said.
Huang, who is also Chef-de-Mission to the 2018 Commonwealth Games said SRAM's plan to form a new young squad had proved positive when some of them gave more experienced opponents a run for their money.
For example, women's doubles pair Rachel-Sangari beat world champions Joelle King-Amanda Landers Murphy from New Zealand in the group stage of the event to advance to quarter-finals, before losing to Laura Massaro-Sarah Jane Perry of England.....