New Riyadh event held up by “logistical issues”
By SEAN REUTHE
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have confirmed that the Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters, originally scheduled to take place between November 26 and December 1 in Riyadh, has been postponed until January 2018 due to logistical challenges.
The World Series tournament will instead take place between January 7-12, when the world’s best players will battle for a share of the lucrative $165,000 prize purse at the first women’s professional squash tournament ever to take place in Saudi Arabia.
“We are confident that the postponement of the tournament until January 2018 will enable us to put on a world-class event featuring the world’s top players,” said PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough.
“The logistics of running any major event is a challenge, but we are pleased to have secured the dates for January and believe that the Saudi Masters will get the new year off to an exciting start.
“We would like to thank Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan (President of the Saudi Federation for Community Sports) and the Saudi Squash Federation in helping to facilitate this postponement and we look forward to bringing professional squash to the country for the first time since 2010 in January.”
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