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SQUASH: Cairo to host PSA World Championship
The Professional Squash association (PSA) have reveled this Tuesday that the 2016 PSA Men’s World Championship will be held in the Egyptian capital Cairo this October.
The 38th edition of the World Championship is set to take place from 24th of October till 4th of November, 2016, at Wadi Degla Sporting Club. The tournament to bring the best 112 squash players in the world in Cairo.
The most important Squash tournament will take place in Egypt for the first time since 2006.
The PSA also announced that Women’s PSA W50 tournament will take place for the first time. The tournament will run parallel to the Men’s World championship.
The PSA chief executive officer Alex Gough has expressed his delight with the announcement and reveled his excitement to work with their partners at Wadi Degla club.
“I’m expecting the tournament to be a world class one event. The World championship is the most important title in the squash calendar. We are truly excited to take the such a title back to Egypt for the first time after a decade,” Gough said.
Egypt has managed to be synonymous with Squash through the past, producing multiple top class players. Five of the current top ten are Egyptians.” Gough added.
“We are also delighted to introduce a new women’s tournament in parallel with the Men’s championship in a move that continues to reinforce our commitment to equaling playing opportunities across both tours,” Gough concluded.
Former world Number one athlete Karim Darwish is the promoter of the 2016 PSA Men’s World Championship and he expressed his excitement to see the tournament in Egypt again.
“It is exciting to see the tournament back to Egypt. I’m sure Wadi Degla will prove their ability to host such an important tournament and to be a fitting venue for these tournament,” Darwish revealed.
“We already have a good relationship with PSA and look forward to building more on that for the coming months ahead of 2016 Men’s World Championship. We all hope it will be one of the greatest championships to ever staged,” concluded Darwish.