2 Dec 2015

Squash NZ waiting on security update

9:37 am on 2 December 2015

Squash New Zealand is yet to decide if they'll pull their players from this month's World Men's Team Championships in Egypt.

New Zealand squash player Martin Knight.

New Zealand squash player Martin Knight. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Defending champions England are the latest team to have pulled out of the Cairo tournament because of fears over security.

The British Foreign Office consider Egypt to have a "high threat from terrorism".

France, Germany, Finland, Canada and the USA are the others to withdraw from the event, which starts on December 12th.

World Squash chief executive Andrew Shelley said it was "business as usual" in Cairo.

A Squash New Zealand spokesman says they're continuing to monitor the situation.

The MFAT website's travel advisory has a high risk for Egypt with extreme risk in some parts.

The New Zealand team, which was seeded 10th, is Paul Coll, Campbell Grayson, Martin Knight and Evan Williams.

Egypt are the number one ranked team in the men's game while their women are in the top three.