Delayed Women's World Squash Championship gets green light for April
El Gouna, in Egypt will host the delayed 2016 PSA Women's World Squash Championship in April, the Professional Squash Association, the governing body for the men's and women's elite game, has announced.
The tournament was due to be played in the city in December, but was postponed because of "complications in the negotiations process."
The championship will be played from 5 to 14 April, featuring the top 56 female squash players.
Alex Gough, chief executive of the PSA, said: "We are pleased to be able to confirm that the 2016 edition of the Women's World Championship will take place in April following a period of uncertainty regarding the event's status.
"We have been working closely with several parties to make sure that the event happens and that our players do not lose out on the opportunity to compete not only for the sport's most lucrative title, but also for the significant ranking gains that are associated with the World Championship."
Tournament director Amr Mansi added: "We are extremely happy to be bringing Egypt, and El Gouna, the 2016 Women's World Championship after successful negotiations with the PSA.
"During last year's men's El Gouna International I pledged to stage a women's event in 2017. So to not only be doing that, but to be staging the biggest tournament on the women's calendar, is a fantastic opportunity and I would like to thank all my sponsors for making it happen."
The 2017 Women's World Squash Championship is slated for Manchester, England in December.