Professional Squash is Back!
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has confirmed that the 2020 Manchester Open, will be the first step in a provisional restart to the PSA World Tour.
The, forced, six-month suspension, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, should finally end on September 16th, when some of the world's leading players will compete at Manchester’s National Squash Centre. The entry list will be released next week and the tournament will be abiding by strict health and safety protocols, international travel policies and social distancing guidelines.
The tournament will be shown live on SQUASHTV, Eurosport Player, the official PSA World Tour Facebook page and other contracted broadcasters around the globe. Unfortunately there will be no fans present at the Manchester Open; but the fact that the tournament is to go ahead, is a major boost for squash players, fans and anyone involved in the sport.
The tournament forms part of a provisional calendar that will also include the CIB PSA World Tour Finals and the CIB Egyptian Open, however, the calendar may be subject to change, and a further update will be issued at the end of September.
The first PSA Challenger Tour event of the restart will be the Expression Networks Nolan and Liam's Tournament in Prague, Czech Republic in September, with other domestic and international Challenger Tour events being sanctioned from September.