WSF President In Fact-Finding Visit To China

Following his re-election at the recent World Squash Federation AGM in India, President Ramachandran will shortly leave for Guangzhou, China, to attend the Asian Games.

Accompanied by WSF Secretary-General George Mieras and Vice President Heather Deayton, he will have an opportunity to assess the mixed team squash event, played the first time in the 2010 Games, alongside the men’s and women’s singles championships.

The team event is the same format to be used in the WSF World Cup which will be played on an all-glass showcourt at the Express Avenue Mall in Chennai next March.  The Chennai Mall is South India’s largest shopping and entertainment complex.

This week WSF Chief Executive Andrew Shelley will visit Guatemala for the Pan-American Squash Championships, and attend the AGM of the Pan-American Squash Federation.  Also present will be Women’s International Squash Players’ Association President Natalie Grainger.

Shelley and newly-elected Vice President Mohamed El-Menshawy will then travel to Saudi Arabia where the Men’s World Open will be held.

December sees the WSF stage its biennial Women’s World Team Championships in Palmerston North, New Zealand, where Mrs Deayton will be on-site.  The event, in its 17th edition since 1976, completes a busy calendar of championships for 2010.