WSF World Juniors 2015 to move
Posted on 20 March 2015. Tags:
During the last few weeks the WSF has been reviewing and
evaluating the World Junior Championships in Cairo,
reading and listening to the many comments and concerns from our
Member National Federations.
Today the Board has come to the conclusion that, due to the
perception of some parents about the extreme radicalism in the
region – not specific to Egypt and heightened by the tragic
killing of tourists in Tunisia – and because of the pressure of
those parents on their Federation, it is an inappropriate
time for teams of youngsters to travel to Egypt to compete in
the World Junior Championships in Cairo from 25 July – 4 August.
the Championships will be relocated if possible.
decision to cancel the event in Cairo has been taken with
reluctance but, based upon prevailing circumstances, we feel it
is the prudent approach.
While appreciating and thanking the Egyptian Squash
Federation for all their efforts in preparing for the event,
the WSF hopes that the Egyptian Squash Federation understands
the need to have the event relocated.
probable intention of a number of countries not to send their
players and teams would have affected the World Championships
enormously and would not have been good for squash in general
nor for the Egyptian Squash Federation in particular. It is
hoped that WSF will be able to return to the country with
another Championship in the not too distant future.
this time WSF is encouraging any prospective hosts, who may be
able to maintain the dates and participating nation cost levels,
to let us know of their interest in the event.
behalf of the Executive Board,
WSF Championships Committee – Chairman