By Andy Sambidge
Professional Squash Association announces agreement to bring world elite players to the emirate in 2015
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has announced that they have signed a three-year agreement with Panacea Dubai that will see Dubai become the latest destination to be added to the PSA World Series.
The agreement will see some of the best squash players in the world converge in Dubai for the first time in March 2015 for one of the pinnacle events in the 2014/15 PSA World Series.
The agreement will see Dubai follow in the footsteps of Qatar and Saudi Arabia to have staged top flight squash tournaments.
"We're extremely happy to welcome Dubai on board as the latest country to become associated with the PSA World Series and look forward to what promises to be an exciting new tournament on the PSA World Tour," said PSA chief executive Alex Gough in a statement.
"Squash has received tremendous backing from the Middle East in recent years and we are pleased to see this expand yet further with the first ever PSA World Series event to take place in Dubai.
"Dubai has been synonymous with world class sport in recent years and we are delighted that squash will now have an opportunity to stake it's claim on that already impressive list."
Tasveer Basheer, 2015 Dubai Squash Open director, added: "We are delighted to confirm that we will be staging the 2015 Dubai Open in March along with the PSA in what promises to be the latest world class sporting event to come to Dubai.
"I feel certain that all the players and everyone involved will have a great time in Dubai and we look forward to welcoming them and watching the competition unfold in one of the world's most iconic locations."