World Series Finals exclusively live on Sky Sports in January

Last Updated: 04/12/12 2:45pm

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Willstrop and Matthew: world no1 and no2 set for Finals

Willstrop and Matthew: world no1 and no2 set for Finals

The highlight of the squash calendar, the PSA World Series Finals, will feature exclusively live on Sky Sports in January 2013.

The flagship event, which takes place at The Queen's Club in London, pits the eight players with the most points from the elite PSA World Series championships throughout 2012.

James Willstrop and Nick Matthew - the world numbers one and two, both from England - have already guaranteed their spots in the prestigious event.

Sky Sports will broadcast live coverage of the men's semi-finals on Saturday January 5 and the final on Sunday January 6, and there will also be coverage of the women's WSA World Series Finals.

Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: "This announcement reinforces our commitment to offering a wide variety of live sports for our customers.

"Sky Sports caters for a broad range of diverse content and our recent rights renewals give us the strongest line up of live sport for our viewers to watch at home or on the move."

PSA chief executive and former world number five Alex Gough said: "Last January's coverage of the Finals was extremely well received throughout the squash world and we are delighted to extend the live coverage on Sky Sports into a second season.

"We were able to showcase all the improvements we have made in televising squash and the 'rubber-stamp' approval of Sky Sports will help a lot towards our case of inclusion into the 2020 Olympic Games."

Sky Sports will work in tandem with SquashTV, the PSA's dedicated online and TV operation launched just three months ago, to produce coverage.

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