Huge prize money - and a fantastic backdrop - for women's world squash championship

World Championships taking place at the Great Pyramid of Giza (PSA World Tour)
World Championships taking place at the Great Pyramid of Giza (PSA World Tour)
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A massive prize pot and one of the most spectacular venues awaits the world's leading squash players this autumn.    

The Professional Squash Association and I-events have confirmed competitors in the CIB PSA Women's World Championship will be playing for $430,000 (£352,000) prize money.

The tournament is the most prestigious in the world, set to be held in front of the historic Great Pyramid of Giza on October 24 for a week.

A total of 64 world leading female players will compete in Cairo. Egyptian World No.1 Raneem El Welily is set to feature in the tournament, alongside reigning world champion Nour El Sherbini and British Open champion Nouran Gohar.

The title sponsors pledged an additional $100,000 into the prize fund. The increase in prize money is a bonus for the female side of squash as it becomes the second most profitable squash tournament of all time.

It will be the first time since 2006 that the iconic pyramid venue will host the World Championships.

PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough said: “Our female athletes will compete in front of one of the most breathtaking backdrops in all of world sports in October.

“With the increase in prize money and prestige that comes with being crowned World Champion means we could see one of the most dramatic and close-contested championships the sport has ever seen.”

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