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Parke replaced by Chaloner

Simon Parke, the former world No 3 from England, has been forced to withdraw from the Randall & Quilter Legends of Squash event to be held in Bermuda this month.

Parke, one of the most capped England players of all-time, was forced to pull out through a recurring knee injury, which also kept him out of the British National Championships this year.

“I'm really gutted. I had a great time last year and have been desperately trying to get fit but it wasn't to be,” Parke said.

“I know the guys will do a great job and I'll definitely be hoping to be back in 2016.”

Parke will be replaced by Mark Chaloner, the former world No 7 and World Team Champion. Chaloner, from England but now living in Cayman Islands, is no stranger to Bermuda having been part of the Bermuda PSA Masters events a few years ago. He won two gold medals at the 2013 NatWest Island Games in Bermuda.

Patrick Foster, the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association director of squash, said: “It's a shame not to have Simon back this year as he really did thrill the crowds last year.

“We wish him a speedy recovery and in the meantime are excited to have Mark Chaloner step up. Mark is famous for his amazing speed and agility on court as well as having unbelievable reactions.

“We look forward to seeing him as part of this year's Randall & Quilter Legends of Squash Event.”

The eight-man exhibition event, featuring seven world champions and Bermuda's Nick Kyme, will be held at the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association from April 22 to 25.

Tickets are available at the BSRA.

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Published April 11, 2015 at 3:48 pm (Updated April 12, 2015 at 8:01 pm)

Parke replaced by Chaloner

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