After a decade's absence, squash is set to move
back to its most iconic venue as the Al Ahram International
returns to the Pyramids of Giza - one of the seven
Wonders of the World - this September.
The Pyramids were the setting for the 2006 World Champs, and
following an agreement between the PSA, Egyptian Squash
Federation and promoter Amr Mansi [Managing Director of I
Events], the sport's top stars will once again compete in front
of the iconic structures.
The 16-main draw will see the world's elite compete for a share
of a $100,000 prize fund for men and women.
Amr Mansi said: "Bringing squash back
to the Great Pyramids of Giza has been an ambition for me over
the past few years and Al Ahram international squahs open was
the first inspiration to me to start this career of promoting
squash events in Egypt.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Egyptian squash
federation and PSA for working together to make the return of
the Al Ahram international possible."
On behalf of the Egyptian squash federation Mr Assem Khalifa
the president of the federation said:
"We are glad to announce that we will once again be hosting
one of the most distinguished squash events in the world here in
Egypt. this event is the reason the Egyptians excelled in the
sport as Al Ahram tournament in the past has shown them that
dreams can come true.
"We are truly looking forward to bring back this event and
guarantee to make it an unforgettable one."
Eng Khaled Abdel Aziz - Minister of Youth and Sports -
has given the venture his full support, is happy to bring one of
the biggest and most prestigious squash events in the world back
to the Pyramids and is looking forward to create such pronounced
success in line with the reputation of Egypt in the
international global championships.
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