Four-time Canadian men's champion Shahier Razik and three-time women's champion Alana Miller will lead Canada's squash team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Since squash is not on the Olympic program, the Oct. 3-14 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi are among the top events on the international squash calendar.
"With all of our Canadian players competing on international circuits, we look forward to taking on many of the best players in the world in Delhi," coach Yvon Provençal said in a release. "We know that players like Shahier and Alana will provide great leadership to the younger players and we expect to create some upsets."
The Canadian team — the men selected based on their Professional Squash Association (PSA) tour ranking, the women on the Women's International Squash Player Association (WISPA) ranking — is a mix of experienced players and relative newcomers.
Razik, from Toronto, will make his third Commonwealth Games appearance. He's also played in three Pan American Games, winning individual gold in 2003. He won the Canadian singles title in 2006, 2007, 2009 and this year.
Miller, a Winnipeg native, is the top-ranked Canadian player in the world at No. 36, and captured a silver medal at the 2007 Pan Am Games.
The other players on the Commonwealth Games roster:
- Miranda Ranieri (Toronto)
- Stephanie Edmison (Toronto)
- Samantha Cornett (Dunrobin, Ont.)
- Shawn Delierre (Montreal)
- Robin Clarke (Toronto)
- Andrew McDougall (Calgary)