World Team Squash Championships
WSF Men's World Team Squash
29 November 2021 --- The World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Squash
Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) regret to announce that the 2021
WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship – which was scheduled to take
place in Kuala Lumpur between December 7-12 – has been cancelled.
The WSF believes in an open and inclusive Men’s World Team Squash
Championships and the possibility that some nations would be unable to
compete due to the lack of confirmation over the issuing of visas and
travel authorisations by the National Authorities has led SRAM to inform
the WSF of the decision to cancel.
In addition, the WSF and SRAM both have concerns surrounding the new
COVID-19 variant - Omicron - which has been reported in multiple
countries around the world and could have a big impact on the ability of
certain teams to travel to Malaysia for the event.
“We’re extremely disappointed to announce that this year’s WSF Men’s
World Team Squash Championship has been cancelled. Together with SRAM,
we have worked very hard to put the event on against the backdrop of the
global COVID-19 pandemic, which had already caused us to move the event
from Tauranga in New Zealand,” said WSF President Zena Wooldridge.
“I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the International
Olympic Committee and the Olympic Council of Malaysia for their
unwavering efforts to influence the highest authorities of Malaysia to
ensure the ability of all participating teams including Israel to enter
Malaysia and compete, without any political discrimination, in
accordance with the principles and rules of the Olympic Charter. It is
important to WSF that no nation who wishes to compete misses out on the
“I’d like to thank SRAM and its President Gerard Monteiro for the hard
work they had put into planning the event prior to this decision. Our
focus now turns towards 2022 and we will work closely with our Member
Nation Federations as we look to put a robust calendar of events in
place next year."