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SRFI partners with WSO to enhance officiating and player conduct

The Squash Rackets Federation of India has announced a new agreement with World Squash Officiating to enhance the standards of officiating and players' conduct during matches.

SRFI partners with WSO to enhance officiating and player conduct
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REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO: SRFI and WSO aim to create a fairer, more professional environment for squash in India. 

By

The Bridge Desk

Updated: 11 Jun 2024 5:16 AM GMT

The Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) announced a new agreement with World Squash Officiating (WSO) Monday to improve officiating standards and education for coaches, players, and parents in Indian squash.

The new agreement has been signed abiding with the existing rules regarding player conduct and clarifying referee decision explanations.



A key element of the agreement deals with player dissent.

While players can request explanations for decisions taken by the referees, the final call rests with the referee. Referees will be strict in enforcing rules against arguing, questioning calls excessively, or using disrespectful language.

The aim is to create a more professional atmosphere and improve the sport's appeal for television broadcasts.

The agreement also clarifies referee decision explanations. Referees may offer explanations to clarify their reasoning, address recurring situations, or explain video referee decisions. However, players are expected to accept these explanations without further discussion.

Another area of ​​focus is the movement of the players during the game. The agreement sheds light on what is considered acceptable movement, such as natural movements within a player's technique or adjustments to create momentum or space for a shot.

Referees will penalize players who do not make a genuine effort to reach the ball after a loose shot, especially if their positioning creates unnecessary interference with the opponent.

This collaboration between SRFI and WSO strives to create a fairer, more professional environment for squash in India.

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