10:47 am
16 Apr 2024

Egypt Remain As Top Seeds In Chennai - Despite Ramy Loss

30 Nov 2007

The foot injury which prevented Ramy Ashour from competing in this week's Endurance World Open in Bermuda has now caused the world number two from Cairo to withdraw from the Egypt team in next week's 21st ICL Men's World Team Championship in Chennai, India.

The withdrawal was confirmed today by the World Squash Federation. Egypt's position as No1 seeds was considered by the WSF seeding panel - but no alteration is required.

The revised Egypt squad will now be: 1 Amr Shabana, 2 Karim Darwish, 3 Wael El Hindi, 4 Mohammed Abbas.

The biggest squash event ever to be staged in India - featuring 29 nations - will be held at the ICL Squash Academy in Chennai from 6-12 December.

The Pool line-ups are as follow (with seeding in brackets):

POOL A: [1] EGYPT, [16] GERMANY, [17/24] FINLAND, [25/29] RUSSIA
POOL B: [2] ENGLAND, [15] HONG KONG, [17/24] SPAIN
POOL C: [3] FRANCE, [14] USA, [17/24] JAPAN, [25/29] VENEZUELA
POOL D: [4] AUSTRALIA, [13] NEW ZEALAND, [17/24] SCOTLAND
POOL E: [5] MALAYSIA, [12] SOUTH AFRICA, [17/24] KUWAIT, [25/29] SRI LANKA
POOL F: [6] CANADA, [11] IRELAND, [17/24] AUSTRIA
POOL G: [7] PAKISTAN, [10] INDIA, [17/24] KENYA, [25/29] BERMUDA
POOL H: [8] NETHERLANDS, [9] WALES, [17/24] SWEDEN, [25/29] CHINESE TAIPEI