NEWS LETTER OF THE INDIAN SQUASH PROFESSIONALS Vol 2 No.2 Issue No.6 April 1998.
DIRECTORS: MAHENDRA AGARWAL/ SUBHASH WALI / NARENDRA GOUR (I.R.S.) CHANDRAKANT
PAWAR.OUR HONORARY MEMBERS: NAVNEET SONI(I.R.S.) / BHARAT BHUSHAN (I.R.S.) / SAIFEE
JANI (M.D. JANI SALES LTD.) / RAJESH LIHALA( M.D. SHIVA MARKETING LTD) / RAKESH LAKHANPAL
(M.D. S.S.KNITTING IND.) MUKESH BABU (CHAIRMAN, MUKESH BABU SECURITIES LTD)
HONOURED PATRONS: VIVEK NAIR (VICE CHAIRMAN & MD THE LEELA)/SAJJAN JINDAL VICE
CHAIRMAN & M.D. JINDAL GROUP OF COMPANIES)
|AKHIL BEHL BRINGS SQUASH CROWN BACK TO MAHARASHTRA|
Akhil is a self-made
man. He was a footballer at Bombay Scottish school where among his
teammates was Rohan Gavaskar. When he came to Otters Club he began liking
the game of squash. He has picked up from watching the others and Otters
have had a wealth of talent.
has led to some sponsors coming forward to help out. Shyam Bhatia of Dubai
has offered him playing facilities at the Indian Club there and the chance
to play tournaments.
Akhil is keen on
playing the PSA circuit. But that will require a lot of inputs which
Indian players donít seem to be blessed with. And the most likely
outcome is Behl joining exodus to the Ivy League. The American
universities have beckoned any number of Indian squash players right
from the time Anil Nayar went to Harvard in the seventies.
There is no chance of the Satellite circuit coming to India. All that we have is the magnum opus the Mahindra Open which will turn into the World Open this year. In that case Behl will have to depend on largesse of the organisers in the form of wild cards. How long can he depend on this? Might as well try his hand in the land of opportunities where squash of the type played in India is now played there with the not-so-hard ball.
|Akhil Behl on his Chennai triumph|
The sense of personal satisfaction which that moment gave me I donít think I will now experience again. It was a moment of a lifetime. Last but not the least I would like to thank the professional for the verbal support they gave me, especially Chandrakant Pawar.