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PSA: Legal issues delay World Series Final rescheduling

Alan Thatcherhttps://squashmad.com
Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad and the new Squash 200 Partnership, building clubs of the future. Founder of the Kent Open and co-promoter of the St. James's Place Canary Wharf Classic. Author and Public Speaker.

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Nick Matthew and Amr Shabana in action during the semi-finals of the NAO in Richmond, Virginia. Picture by Patricia Lyons

The PSA is assuring its members that it is keen to reschedule the flagship PSA World Series Finals final, but is unable yet to move forward until certain legal issues are resolved.

Staged at The Queen’s Club in London in January, the ATCO PSA World Series Finals ended in fiasco when the inflatable structure in which the final was due to be staged became unsafe.

The match between Nick Matthew and Amr Shabana was unable to take place.

“We have been working closely with the promoters and event managers to determine what went wrong and why,” PSA CEOAlex Gough told his members. “We are still in the process of discussions with the various companies involved in staging the event. Regrettably we may be forced into litigation to recover the substantial monies invested in this showcase of squash.

“We will be unable to move forward with the proposed finals until this is resolved.

“The matter is now in the hands of the PSA Director Richard Bramall. We are pressing the responsible party to conclude our reasonable claims to enable the showcase to be staged in 2011.”

The PSA declined to name the parties who may be on the receiving end of any litigation.

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