India's Sourav Ghosal entered into the main draw of the USD 40,000 CIMB Squash Open Championship after scoring a comfortable 11-8, 11-9, 11-4 victory over Tinothy Arnold of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.
Sourav will play tournament second seed and world No. 9 Karim Darwish of Egypt in his first match.
Sourav had played against Darwish in the EBS Dayton open 2007 in January at Ohio, USA where he lost in straight games.
After the match, Sourav said he was satisfied with his effort. "I am pleased with my performance and will give it my best shot tomorrow," a press release from the Squash Rackets Federation of India said.
National champion, Sourav, is ranked 45 in the world.
The CIMB Kuala Lumpur Squash Open Championship features Nick Mathew, world ranked 7th, who has been given top billing.
The five-day tournament began on March 12.