CAIRO: The Egyptian Squash Association (ESA) will hold a press conference Sunday to announce that Cairo will host the 2015 Men’s World Team Squash Championship scheduled to take place Dec. 11-19, Youm7 reported.
The Press Conference will be attended by Egyptian Minister of Tourism Hesham Zaazou and Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abdel Azizi, ESA chairperson Assem Khalifa was quoted by Youm7.
A total of 22 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Colombia, England, Finland, France and Germany will participate in the tournament.
The championships will take place in the Complex of Squash Courts in Cairo-based al-Ahly Spoting Club, Youm7 reported.
“There will be cooperation among the association and the other two ministries. Sightseeing to archeological sites will be arranged for guest teams,” said ESA executive manager Nassef George.
In January, Egyptian squash players Raneem el-Welily and Mohamed el-Shorbagy won the New York-based Tournament of Champions (TOC) for women’s competition and men’s contest, respectively.
In March, El-Welily was crowned the 2015 Windy City Open (WCO) champion after beating the Malaysian Nicol David in the Women’s final in Chicago with a score of 3/1.
Four Egyptian squash players dominated the list of Dunlop PSA Men’s World Squash Ranking; Ramy Ashour is number one, Mohamed el-Shorbagy in number four; Karim Darwish comes in sixth place while Amr Shabana in the ninth rank.