Squash: Nancarrow suspended

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TRISTAN NANCARROW was yesterday suspended for four months and fined pounds 500 by the Professional Squash Association for a string of disciplinary offences at tournaments around the world.

Nancarrow, the volatile Australian world No 6, said he would have to decide if he had a future in the game. He has decided not to appeal against the punishment.

The ban, which starts on 9 April, means he will miss the British Open and tournaments in New York and Rio de Janeiro. 'I plan to return for the Australian Open in August but that might change,' Nancarrow, 29, said. 'I'll spend the next four months giving my future a lot of thought.'

Nancarrow was reported for unsportsmanlike conduct at the Hong Kong Open and Qatar International events last December, verbal abuse and unsportsmanlike conduct at the Super Series finals in Zurich in January and verbal abuse at the Canadian Open in Calgary, also in January.

Chris Gotla has resigned from his post as the Squash Rackets Association's chief executive after 10 months in the job.