Newsbreak reports that England Squash have announced that Mohamed Elshorbagy has switched allegiance to England with immediate effect.
The Bristol-based star will now compete at Professional Squash Association (PSA) and World Squash Federation (WSF) sanctioned tournaments under the England flag.
Born in Alexandria, Egypt, ElShorbagy is one of the most decorated squash players of all time, having spent 50 months at World No.1 between 2014-2021.
A former world champion and three-time British Open winner, ElShorbagy has 44 professional titles to his name, putting him joint sixth on the all-time men’s winners list.
Currently ranked third in the world, the 31-year-old has lived in England since he was 15, attending Millfield School in Somerset where he played squash under the tutelage of legendary coach Jonah Barrington, a six-time British Open champion. ElShorbagy has since been based in Bristol, where he studied at the University of the West of England.