The PSA has announced that Mostafa Asal has been given a 12-week suspension from the PSA Tour – commencing from 18th July – in addition to a £5,000 fine.
Asal has been charged with three separate breaches of the PSA Code of Conduct relating to:-
- Article 4.L ‘Abuse of Racket or Equipment’ and Article 4.O ‘Unsportsmanlike Conduct’ during his round three match with Joel Makin at the PSA World Championships on 6th May 2023.
- Article 4.N ‘Physical Abuse’ and Article 4.P ‘Dangerous Play’ during his round three match with Joel Makin at the PSA World Championships on 6th May 2023.
- Article 4.0 ‘Unsportsmanlike Conduct’ during his quarter-final match with Mazen Hesham at the PSA World Championships on 8th May 2023.
The PSA Disciplinary Committee has determined that the scale and repetitive nature of these offences amounts to ‘Aggravated Behaviour’ in accordance with Article 6.C of the PSA Code of Conduct, which was taken into account when imposing the above sanction.
The PSA Disciplinary Committee has noted that Asal expressed remorse for his actions, which was also taken into consideration when deciding on the sanction.
Asal has accepted the suspension and chosen not to exercise his right to appeal during the 15-day appeals period. Asal will not be eligible to compete again on the PSA Tour until October 10, 2023.
Asal has been withdrawn from the upcoming Paris Squash and will not receive a disciplinary zero for the withdrawal.
The PSA will be making no further comment on the matter.