India pulled out of the Women’s World Team Squash Championship on Monday. The Championship was to take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between December 15 and 20. This was due to “lack of preparation time” and “uncertainties” about travelling amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
SRFI secretary general and former national coach Cyrus Poncha said that the SRFI took the decision after a consultation with the top players.
The WSF and Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) have constantly monitored the scenario arising out of the global crisis. The SRFI has considered the deadline of August 15. It has requested the WSF for an extension for registration which was not given.
“As the situation develops and improves, SRFI in consultation with the Sports Ministry and SAI will take necessary steps for resuming sport in the country in compliance with the SOPs that would be brought out along with any further development required for squash,” the governing body said.
The Asian Junior Individual Championship 2020 is also cancelled by the Asian Squash Federation due to the on-going pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in sporting events across the globe either cancelled or rescheduled.