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Lords of squash

RIA GOODMAN, [email protected]

Lords of squash

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Barbados continues to raise its standard on the squash courts with the most recent success in capturing the third straight Caribbean Area Squash Association Championship in Trinidad and Tobago, along with four individual titles.

Boys’ Under-19 champion Khamal Cumberbatch was pleased to take a record seventh regional junior title since he had been dreaming of the achievement for some time.

“I was more or less ecstatic after I won. It was something I dreamed about my entire life. I went in last year knowing I had tied the record for most of the titles and I really wanted to capture this one. I more or less played these guys during my entire career so I knew who I was going up against,” he told THE NATION.

“I played a couple of them two weeks ago at the 2019 Pan American Junior Squash-19 Championships so I got to see what their training was like and so on. I made quarter-finals at those games which was a big thing for me whereas most of them lost within the first two rounds. I had a bit of confidence going in, but you never take anything for granted,” he said. (RG)

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