For most, the London 2012 Olympics was a great fortnight-or-so of sports, but for squash players around the world it was yet another missed opportunity – despite the widespread participation and knowledge of the sport, it has still not been included in an Olympic games. It will be absent for 2016 as well, but pressure for it’s inclusion at 2020 has been growing, and with the vote over that particular issue being held in September, the Men’s World Squash Championships could act as the biggest of celebrations if things go the sport’s way. The tournament is being held at National Squash Centre, with the later rounds being held at Manchester Central (also known as the GMEX to people of a certain vintage). With the cream of squash’s talent descending on the rainy city to battle it out to be crowned world champion, the crowd will have one sure fire favourite: among the competitors will be locally based, two-time winner Nick Matthew. It might not be the once-in-a-generation event that last summer was, but it’s certainly not to be missed

Sat 26 Oct – Sun 3 Nov, National Squash Centre, Rowsley Street, M11 3FF; also Manchester Central, Windmill Street, M2 3GX, Times and ticket prices vary,

Sat 26 Oct - Sun 3 Nov
Matthew Britton
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Wed 19 Jun 2013