statement from the WSF
13 March 2020
Given the current
situation seriously affecting most of our Member National Federations,
our partners, the players and their families, the World Squash
Federation would like to express its strongest support to our
worldwide squash community and the people currently suffering from the
So far, most of the
International sporting events cancelled or postponed have been due to
take place in March, April and May. Nevertheless, as the situation
evolves every day, it is impossible to predict whether our events could
be organised safely for the players and their entourage, the hosting
country and all the volunteers.
Three WSF World
Championships are scheduled in 2020 - including the World Junior
Championships in July in Australia; the World Masters in
August in Poland; and the Women's World Team Championship in
December in Malaysia. We are in constant communication with the three
Local Organising Committees to monitor, assess the situation and assist
them in providing all the necessary administrative and logistic support.
It is essential to outline
that WSF and its MNFs' activities entirely depend on the decisions of
the local authorities, health organisations and governments and we need
to abide by the procedures imposed upon all event organisers.
Under the recommendation
of Dr Anne Smith, the Chair of the WSF Medical Commission, you
will find hereafter the link to the World Health Organisation which
lists all the basic proactive measures against the COVID-19 outbreak:
During these trying times,
WSF will show its commitment to the squash world and conduct its
business in the most appropriate manner to ensure the security and
safety of our community first and foremost.
Please do not hesitate to
contact us at
should you have any queries.