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Something for the Weekend: Pakistan crisis as national coach Jamshed Gul is axed

Something for the Weekend: Pakistan crisis as national coach Jamshed Gul is axed

National coach Jamshed Gul set to be cast aside at Pakistan Squash Federation AGM later this month By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor CHAOS reigns in Pakistan squash. It seems that every week brings a fresh crisis, a new clash between factions and another dent in the reputation of a nation that once ruled [...]

January 11, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment 0

Major media milestone in Malaysia

Major media milestone in Malaysia

Major media milestone in Malaysia as juniors make front-page news By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Guest Contributor The front page of any newspaper in any country or even county is usually reserved for high profile breaking news. That’s what we’re used to seeing every day. Sports may get its chance in events like the [...]

January 10, 2014 Alex Wan Comment, News 2

Gilly Lane: No flights of fancy as a squash pro

Gilly Lane: No flights of fancy as a squash pro

Travel the world and all you see is the airline terminal and the inside of a squash court By GILLY LANE – Squash Mad Columnist As a professional squash player one of the questions that you most often receive is that it must be so awesome to be able to travel the world and do [...]

January 9, 2014 Guest Contributor Comment 0
Elshorbagy targeting ‘dream’ start to the New Year

Elshorbagy targeting ‘dream’ start to the New Year

Egyptian ace gunning for a second PSA World Series title in three months   By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter World number four Mohamed Elshorbagy is relishing the prospect of returning to PSA World Series action when the J.P. [...]

January 9, 2014 News
Exclusive Interview: Powerhouse Pilley gets in the swim for 2014

Exclusive Interview: Powerhouse Pilley gets in the swim for 2014

Swimming in the North sea, doubles practice and shopping in America… 11 points with Cameron Pilley By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Australian number one Cameron Pilley is gearing up for a busy year, with the Commonwealth Games in [...]

January 8, 2014 Alan's Blog, Interviews
PSL Round Six: Bristol stun champions Surrey

PSL Round Six: Bristol stun champions Surrey

Thomas Ford leads the fightback as Mohamed Elshorbagy secures away victory for Bristol By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter Exeter Diamonds leapfrogged Integrity Surrey Health & Racquets at the top of the Premier Squash League Group B, after UWE/Elitesquash Bristol overturned a [...]

January 8, 2014 News
Injury forces reigning champion Ramy to pull out of next week’s Tournament of Champions

Injury forces reigning champion Ramy to pull out of next week’s Tournament of Champions

Ramy withdraws from Tournament of Champions as injury problems continue into the New Year By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Reigning champion Ramy Ashour has pulled out of the Tournament of Champions in New York. The Egyptian superstar admits [...]

January 6, 2014 News
Cassie’s Corner: WSA needs a massive boost

Cassie’s Corner: WSA needs a massive boost

Cassie Thomas: Meagre prize funds and restricted draws are leaving players potless By CASSIE THOMAS – Squash Mad Columnist The WSA Tour has been a popular talking point in the last few months but unfortunately not for the right reasons. [...]

January 6, 2014 Cassie's Column, Comment
British Junior Open: Ahmad Al-Saraj makes Jordanian history as he lands maiden Under 19 crown

British Junior Open: Ahmad Al-Saraj makes Jordanian history as he lands maiden Under 19 crown

Jordanian youngster seals first-ever British Junior Open title for his homeland By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter World number 95 Ahmad Al-Saraj stunned 3/4 seed Diego Elias in the final of the Under 19 British Junior Open to become [...]

January 6, 2014 News
British Junior Open: Yathreb Adel beats top seed Mariam Metwally to win fifth crown

British Junior Open: Yathreb Adel beats top seed Mariam Metwally to win fifth crown

Yathreb joins greats in lifting fifth British Junior Open trophy By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter World number 31 Yathreb Adel won her fifth British Junior Open in a thrilling final against top seed Mariam Metwally in Sheffield. In [...]

January 6, 2014 News
Tournament Of Champions: Starting the New Year with a bang

Tournament Of Champions: Starting the New Year with a bang

Why the Tournament of Champions 2014 promises to be the greatest yet  By SATYA SESHADRI – Squash Mad New York Correspondent  In New York’s Grand Central Terminal, the stage is being set for one of the most anticipated sporting events of [...]

January 4, 2014 News
Ziad Al-Turki ready to send World Series to new heights

Ziad Al-Turki ready to send World Series to new heights

Saudi businessman sets out agenda for squash’s future and allays fears of leaving the sport in limbo By ROD GILMOUR – Article first published on the Daily Telegraph website (03/01/14)  In recent years, squash chiefs have been savvy enough to [...]

January 4, 2014 News
British Junior Open: Heartbreak for George Parker as final proves one step beyond

British Junior Open: Heartbreak for George Parker as final proves one step beyond

Home favourite falls just short in effort to end England’s Drysdale Cup hoodoo By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter George Parker’s quest to become the first English winner of the Drysdale Cup since 2002 is over, after Jordan’s Ahmad Al-Saraj [...]

January 4, 2014 News
Matthew on top of the world

Matthew on top of the world

Ashour toppled as Matthew returns to summit after near two-year wait By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter World Champion Nick Matthew has leapfrogged Egypt’s Ramy Ashour and Frenchman Gregory Gaultier to top the first world rankings of 2014. The 33-year-old Englishman, [...]

January 2, 2014 News
Part Two – The Squash Mad 2013 Awards

Part Two – The Squash Mad 2013 Awards

The 2013 Squash Mad Review  By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter With 2013 finally drawing to a close, the Squash Mad awards have been finalised, the winners have been contacted and the prizes are in the post. It may [...]

December 31, 2013 Comment, Fun Stuff, News