His support follows on from the IOC decision last week to shortlist Squash as a potential sport to join the Olympic Programme for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Howard Webb, MBE, a FIFA-listed referee since 2005, ranked as one of the top referees of all time by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics, and the first referee to officiate the UEFA Champions League Final and FIFA World Cup in the same year, said:
“I’m delighted that Squash has recently been shortlisted for consideration for the 2020 Olympic Games. It is a truly athletic sport which is played in all corners of the globe – one which thoroughly deserves to be part of the Olympic Games programme.”
WSF CEO Andrew Shelley added: “I would like to thank Howard for supporting Squash’s bid and I am delighted to see the growing list of famous sportsmen and women from different sports around the world backing our bid.
“Howard has played a key role in some of football’s biggest moments and has first-hand experience of the passion, intensity and dedication required to compete at the highest level in sport. This is a really exciting time for squash across the world and the IOC vote in Buenos Aires on September 8 is something the global squash community is utterly focussed on.”