Without a doubt, CIMB Group has played an important role in the development and advancement of squash since 2005, beginning with its sponsorship of the Rakan Sukan Squash Programme in collaboration with the Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia. The sponsorship also extends to the Junior Squash Development Programme and international tournaments such as the CIMB KL Open Squash Championships and CIMB Malaysian Open Squash Championships, two internationally recognised squash events in Malaysia.
For the eighth year running, CIMB is the title sponsor for the CIMB KL Open Squash Championships 2013. This time round, you will witness some of the world's top squash players battle it out to be on top of their game. Catch all the live action at National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil from 26 – 28 March 2013 and Berjaya Times Square from 29 – 31 March 2013. For more information on tickets and a detailed schedule of the CIMB KL Open Squash Championships 2013, please visit www.klopensquash.com.
Another tournament to look forward to is the CIMB Malaysian Open Squash Championships, which will take place from 9-14 September 2013 at The Curve, Mutiara Damansara. It will also be the eighth year that CIMB is associated with this world-class sporting event as title sponsor.
Besides its role as title sponsor, CIMB has been at the forefront in supporting Malaysia's squash players to encourage them to achieve excellence in the international arena. The most notable player sponsored by CIMB is the seven-time world champion Dato’ Nicol David. Dato’ Nicol, who is also CIMB Squash Ambassador, has been World No. 1 for over six years. Other players we sponsor include Ong Beng Hee and Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan, World No.22 and No.33 respectively.
CIMB is also proud to support a global bid campaign by World Squash Federation (WSF) to include squash into the 2020 Summer Olympics - making CIMB a proud WSF Olympic Bid Partner. The support from CIMB will help WSF's bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board in St Petersburg, Russia.