Eain Yow and Rachel to lead nation’s charge at KL Games


  • Squash
  • Friday, 02 Jun 2017

PETALING JAYA: The Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) have confirmed their eight-man and eight-woman teams for the KL SEA Games from Aug 19-30.

Reigning world junior champion Ng Eain Yow, who bagged the NT Open title in Australia last month, will lead the men’s challenge.

The 19-year-old will be joined by Mohd Syafiq Kamal, Mohd Addeen Idrakie, Sanjay Singh Chal, Darren Rahul Pragasam, Ong Sai Hung, Mohd Farez Izwan and Ryan Pasqual.

National No. 3 Rachel Arnold will head the women’s squad of S. Sivasangari, Andrea Lee, Aifa Azman, Zoe Foo, Ooi Kah Yan, Chan Yiwen and Lai Wen Li.

SRAM director Mejar (Rtd) S. Maniam explained that they still have to wait for the approval of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM), who will hold their final selection meeting on Monday.

“We can have a maximum of 10 players for each category, but we’ve decided to go with just eight after holding our selection trials,” said Maniam.

“There’s no limit to how many events each player can play ... but we’ll try to let everyone play in least one event.

“We’ve also decided Eain Yow and Syafiq will compete in the men’s singles and Rachel and Sivasangari in women’s singles.”

There are nine gold medals at stake in squash and

SRAM are targeting seven golds out of the nine at stake in squash. They expect to nick gold in singles (men and women), doubles (men, women and mixed) and the men and women’s teams.

Malaysia are not competing in jumbo doubles – a larger version of the doubles. That leaves Singapore and Thailand to fight for the two remaining gold medals (men and women).

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