Chennai will play host to next year’s Squash World Cup, with the possibility of more events in the future.
What’s it about? The World Squash Federation has been impressed by the Indian Squash Federation’s infrastructure and organisational skills. Hence, the Squash World Cup will take place in Chennai in 2023. Previously, the World Cup happened in 2011. The tournament will be revamped and could be a mixed-team event. Chennai could host the 2025 edition too.
- The decision was taken at the three-day AGM of the World Federation. India is an important territory for the sport and a valued partner of the Federation.
- India’s athletes have performed well on the world stage, with two titles in the world doubles championship in Glasgow. Saurav Ghosal won bronze at the Commonwealth Games.
Initiatives: The Federation has launched its own OTT platform. Currently, there’s Squash TV. Zena Wooldridge, head of the World Federation, said production improvements could be made. Overall, she expressed optimism about the sport’s prospects in India.