World Squash Federation backs TNSRA, addresses safety concerns

The World Squash Federation (WSF) today expressed full confidence in the Tamil Nadu Squash Rackets Association hosting the World Junior Squash Championship in Chennai amid question marks over its security arrangements.

The WSF statement comes in the wake of a media report, which claimed that Switzerland’s top junior girls’ squash player, Ambre Allinckx, was not permitted by her parents to take part in the tournament in India because of safety concerns.

“Of course the views and choice of every parent must be fully respected. However, there are over 250 players and officials from 28 countries, including a full squad from Switzerland,”Andrew Shelley, WSF Chief Executive, said in a statement.

“Like the WSF, they all have complete confidence with the security arrangements made by Tamil Nadu Squash Rackets Association at the Championship Hotel and playing venues to ensure the safety of the players at this event,” Shelley added.