Originally scheduled for December, the Women's
World Champs (2015) will be held in Kuala Lumpur in April
under the auspices of Azlan Iskandar's SportSpin group.
Top Women to battle it out for
biggest-ever purse and a Citroen DS4 car ...
biggest competition in women’s squash is set to return to
Malaysia once again as 56 players from 19 nations compete for
the most coveted prize in the sport and the World Champion
The Naza PSA Women’s World Championships will be held at
the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur from
23-30 April 2016.
This edition of the World Championships will feature record
prize money of US$185,000 purse. Apart from that, the winner
will also walk home with a brand new Citroen DS4 [which
is worth a few dollars more than the winner's cheque!]
Players and officials will enjoy a pampered and comfortable stay
at the Le Meridian Kuala Lumpur, the official hotel for this
This event of the World Championships sees the Naza Group of
Companies come in as the title sponsor, providing Citroen and
Peugeot cars as official cars for this championship and
sponsoring the Citroen DS4 as a grand prize to the champion.
“Being associated with the World Women’s Squash Championship
has provided us the opportunity to be associated with sports on
the international stage,” said SM Nasarudin, Joint Group
Executive Chairmanof the Naza Group of Companies.
23 of the top 24 players in the world from 10 nations will
automatically qualify into the main draw. With Egypt and England
leading the field with six players each in the main draw, while
Malaysia will be spearheaded by World #2 Datuk Nicol David,
Delia Arnold and local wild card Low Wee Wern, the
former World #5.
The remaining 8 spots will be battled out by 32 players who will
play a two round qualifying draw that includes 8 local players.
England’s Laura Massaro, the World #1 and the winner of
the last World Championships held in Malaysia, is the top seed,
ahead of local darling David, who won the last championship in
Egypt. Egyptian pair Raneem El Weilily and Nour El
Sherbini, the Runner-Ups in the last two championships,
complete the top four seedings.
The Naza PSA Women’s World Championships is organised by
Sportspin Event and Athlete Management, who is helmed by
former men’s World #10 Azlan Iskandar, and is supported
by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Sports Institute,
National Sports Council, Sports Commissioner and Persatuan
Squash Malaysia (SRAM).