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Kuwait to host maiden World Squash Team Championship


London, Sep 5 (IANS): Kuwait will host its first World Squash Team Championship after being awarded the rights to hold the men's event in 2015 by the World Squash Federation (WSF).

The fast-growing squash nation has twice hosted the Asian Championships and in 1997 first launched the Kuwait Open, a major PSA World Tour event which has continued to attract the world's leading players. In 2009, Kuwait staged the PSA World Championship at Green Island Resort.

"Squash has a long and flourishing history in Kuwait and we have already held major World Tour events featuring both men and women's championships as well as the Men's World Individual Championship," said a spokesman for the Kuwait Squash Federation Wednesday.

"We are now honoured to have been selected to host the top 32 teams in the world in two years' time."

WSF president N. Ramachandran welcomed Kuwait as a new host of its premier team event. "Kuwait Squash not only has high quality facilities but now also abundant experience at staging major squash events, which is why I am delighted that we have chosen Kuwait to host this Championship. It is a fantastic, exciting event and will be much anticipated."

Action will be take place at the Late Sheikh Salem Al-Sabah International Squash Complex from Dec 18-12, 2015.

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