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The Giza Pyramid Complex to Host 2 of the World’s Biggest Squash Tournaments with Record-Setting Prizes

The Giza Pyramid Complex to Host 2 of the World’s Biggest Squash Tournaments with Record-Setting Prizes

Squash at the Pyramids during the Al-Ahram International, initially inaugurated in 1996.

Egypt’s Commercial International Bank (CIB) and IEvents have announced the return of the iconic Al Ahram Squash Open, this time as the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship 2019-2020 and the CIB Egyptian Squash Open.

Sponsored by Egyptian real estate giant Orascom Development, and under the patronage of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the country’s tourism authorities, both tournaments will be held at the foot of the Giza Pyramid Complex from October 24th until November 1st.

“This championship has been a dream we have worked to achieve because squash came to be known in Egypt through this tournament. It introduced the world to a whole generation of international champions and it continues to inspire many more to make their mark on the game,” Egyptian Squash Association Director Amr Mansy said during a press conference.

The tournaments will see 112 of the world’s best squash players representing 20 countries in total, with 64 players competing in the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship 2019-2020 and 48 in the CIB Egyptian Squash Open. The prizes are $430,000 and $185,000, respectively, totaling a record-setting $615,000, a first in the history of the game.

During the press conference, CIB Chairman Hisham Ezz Al-Arab stated that the decision to increase the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship 2019-2020’s prize to surpass that of their male counterparts in the CIB Egyptian Squash Open is an indication of the institution’s support for women and gender equality.

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