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Seven nations in World Doubles

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By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent

 

Hosts Australia will head a list of seven nations who will compete in the 2016 WSF World International Doubles Squash Championships which will take place in the Northern Territory capital city of Darwin from August 15-18.

The championships, featuring Men’s, Women’s and Mixed events, will take place at the Darwin Squash Centre.

Australia, winners of the men’s and mixed gold medals in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, will field two pairings in all three events, while India, won the women’s doubles final in Glasgow, will also compete in the three categories.

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Colombia, men’s doubles gold medallists in the 2015 Pan American Games, will be represented by a single pairing in each of the events, whilst both Malaysia and New Zealand will be represented by two pairings in each. Scotland and Wales make up the entry list.

There are no entries from England, USA or Canada, traditionally Commonwealth powerhouse nations.

The 2016 Championships will provide ideal preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, as well as the 2019 Pan-American Games. 

Pictures by STEVE LINE (www.squashpics.com) courtesy of WSF

 

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