The Professional Squash Association (PSA) can confirm that Mr Mahmoud Asal has been suspended from attending any PSA tournaments until November 29, 2023 following a formal investigation into his behaviour during the CIB Egyptian Open in September 2022.
This investigation was conducted in accordance with the PSA Code of General Conduct & Ethics and was conducted as a result of a complaint made against Mr Asal regarding his behaviour after the semi-final match between his son, Mostafa Asal, and Ali Farag at the above tournament.
The investigation took into account multiple witness statements as well as video evidence and the original decision was reviewed at Mr Asal’s request by the PSA Board of Directors in accordance with the PSA Code of General Conduct and Ethics
The PSA expects a certain level of conduct from everyone attending a PSA event – particularly when attendees are part of a player support team and are situated in VIP areas together with sponsors and their guests – and takes all official complaints levelled against attendees seriously.
The PSA will be making no further comment and now considers the matter closed.