Hatfield, MA — The following is a statement from the Men’s College Squash Association.
The Men’s College Squash Association Executive Committee has withdrawn both players involved in the unsportsmanlike incident during the national team championship final from the CSA individual championships, scheduled for this weekend at Chelsea Piers (Stamford, CT). There will be discussion to see if further disciplinary measures need to be taken.
The CSA wants to make clear that while there is an understanding of the emotions and competitive behavior involved in playing for a national title, especially in a team context, sporting and ethical conduct is required of all players at all times. The behavior of the two players failed to live up to the rules and the values of the CSA.
These types of incidents are not typical of CSA matches, though the fact they exist will provide an impetus to see if we can take appropriate action to eliminate this type of behavior completely from the college game.