Qatar to host 2014 PSA World Champs

Current world champion, Nick Matthew
Current world champion, Nick Matthew

PSA news story

The Professional Squash Association are pleased to announce that the 2014 World Squash Championship will be held in Qatar from November 14 – 21, 2014.

It will be the fourth time the Middle Eastern nation has hosted the most prestigious event in the squash calendar, having begun their association with the World Championship in 1998 with further events following in 2004 and 2012.

Taking place at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, the 2014 World Championship will see the world’s best players descend on Doha for a week-long squash extravaganza.

SH0960“We are delighted to be taking the 2014 World Championship back to Qatar, a country which has shown a true desire in recent years to be at the forefront of displaying world class squash,” said PSA CEO Alex Gough.

“The Qatar Squash Federation have been one of the sport’s strongest supporters since first hosting the World Championship in 1998 and they have a proven record of delivering top class events and we look forward to working with them over the coming months to prepare for the 2014 Championship.

“The 2013 World Championship in Manchester was a huge success for the sport and has set a standard that all other events are striving to emulate but I feel confident that Qatar will be up to the task of building on that legacy in 2014.”

Nabeel Ali Bin Ali with 2013 Qatar Classic champion Mohamed Elshorbagy
Nabeel Ali Bin Ali with 2013 Qatar Classic champion Mohamed Elshorbagy

Nabeel Ali Bin Ali, President of the Qatar Squash Federation said: “World Class squash and Qatar have become synonymous with each other in recent years and we are pleased to be able to continue our long association with the World Championships in 2014.

“We look forward to working with the PSA and all players throughout the coming months to help us put on the best show possible and ensure that the 2014 World Squash Championship is one that delivers on all expectations.”

The 2014 World Squash Championship will take place at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha, from November 14 – 21, 2014.

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  1. What are the reasons of refusal by many national squash federation for hosting the Women’s World Championship event ? Hong Kong and Egypt refuse to becomes the host country for the women’s event in 2013, thanks to Malaysia which agreed to organise the event. It does gives bad impression to IOC and squash trying hard to be part in the olympics. It is also not a good news for bidding of squash sports in the olympic games.

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