CIB PSA Black Ball Squash Open to Mark Return of PSA World Tour in March
The PSA World Tour will return in March when the world’s best male and female squash players line up at the Black Ball Sporting Club in Cairo to compete for the 2021 CIB PSA Black Ball Squash Open, PSA Platinum titles between March 12 – 25, 2020.
48 men and 48 women will compete for $350,000 in equal prize money split across both divisions in what will be the opening PSA World Tour event of 2021 and the first since December’s edition of the CIB Black Ball PSA Squash Open, which was a PSA Gold tournament. The women’s tournament will be held between Friday, March 12 – Thursday, March 18, with the men’s following from Friday, March 19 – Thursday, March 25.
England’s Sarah-Jane Perry and Egypt’s Fares Dessouky are the defending champions after they both achieved incredible comebacks from 2-0 down against World No.5 Hania El Hammamy and World No.1 Ali Farag, respectively, in December’s finals.
“We are delighted to kick off our PSA World Tour calendar for 2021 in Egypt and I look forward to watching all of our athletes during what promises to be two exciting and unpredictable weeks in Cairo. I’d like to thank Mohamed Raef, Ahmed El Abd, and their team at the Black Ball Sporting Club for their hard work in making this tournament possible,” said PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough.
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