The 2017 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship in France will feature three new entrants in Iraq, Israel and Jamaica as the debutants will make it 28 nations contest at the biennial World Squash Federation event.
The WSF championship is scheduled to be held in Marseille, from 27 November to 3 December, at Modern Squash and Salle Vallier, where the final stages will be played on two all-glass show courts.
The champions of the previous edition held in 2013, England will defend the title after the 2015 championship, which was due to be staged in Egypt, was postponed.
Hosts France are also among the title favorites after having beaten England to win the men’s title at the European Team Championships last month; will pose strong contention if mighty Egypt falter in their bid to reclaim the title. The Hosts are yet to win a World title, and the best they had was to finish as the runners-up in 2003 and 2009.
The upcoming edition of the WSF Championships features Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong China, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, USA and Wales in the list of the participating teams.