England Squash has announced the cancellation of the 2022 British Junior Open for the second year in a row due to the ongoing restrictions on international travel as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The flagship squash event, which attracts more than 600 of the world’s finest junior players was scheduled to take place in Birmingham from 3-7 January.
“We are hugely disappointed to have to cancel next year’s British Junior Open,” said Mark Williams, CEO at England Squash.
“The logistics of safely staging an international tournament with 600 junior competitors from more than 50 different countries during the current conditions makes it untenable, particularly with the uncertainty caused by travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for those players entering from their respective countries.
“This decision to cancel the event was made after the organising committee explored all other options to safely host this historic tournament. We remain hopeful that we can stage the event in 2023.”