Malaysia hosts world junior event in August
By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent
Chinese Taipei are set to make their debut in the 2019 WSF Women’s World Junior Team Squash Championship in Malaysia in August.
Hosted by the Squash Rackets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) for the third time since 1993, the biennial World Squash Federation event will take place at the National Squash Centre in the capital Kuala Lumpur from 5-9 August, following the WSF Men’s and Women’s World Junior Individual Championships from 30 July to 4 August.
A total of 18 nations will be competing in the 2019 team championships: Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Egypt, England, France, Hong Kong China, India, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and USA.
Eight-time champions Egypt will defend the title they won for a sixth successive time in 2017 in New Zealand (jubilant 2017 Egypt squad pictured above), where 2019 hosts Malaysia recorded their best-ever finish as runners-up.
The Women’s World Junior Team Championship will be celebrating its 18th edition since the inaugural event in Ireland in 1985 when Australia emerged as the first champions.
“We are thrilled to be host to these young teams at our superb National Centre facilities at Bukit Jalil,” said Maniam Singaraveloo, Director, SRAM. “And obviously we look forward to a strong finish from the home team.”
Pictures courtesy of WSF