30 Sep 2011

Hull City owner reignites British Open

6:54 am on 30 September 2011

It's hoped the British Open will once again be regarded as one of the most prestigious events in squash after the announcement of a new title partner for the event.

The future of the sport's oldest event has continually been threatened in the last decade as a result of funding and venue issues and had to be scrapped last year.

Assem Allam, the Egyptian owner of football club Hull City, has made a three-year deal with England Squash that will see the event stagde in London next year.

New Zealander Dame Susan Devoy won the coveted British Open eight times in its heyday.