Egypt’s three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour has pulled out of this month’s Qatar Classic, PSA World Tour Platinum event with a knee injury.
Ashour, who won two of his three World Championship titles in Qatar, was set to make is first appearance in the country since 2014, but will now be replaced as the number eight seed by New Zealand’s Paul Coll, who receives a bye into round two.
Nicolas Mueller takes Coll’s place in the draw and also gets a bye into the second round, where he will play last year’s runner-up Tarek Momen.
England’s George Parker comes into the draw and he will play New Zealand’s Campbell Grayson in round one.
Revised Main Draw – 2018 Qatar Classic
 Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) [bye]
[WC] Syed Azlan Amjad (QAT) v [9/32] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG)
[9/32] Alan Clyne (SCO) v Adrian Waller (ENG)
[9/32] Omar Mosaad (EGY) [bye]
[9/32] Daryl Selby (ENG) [bye]
Chris Simpson (ENG) v [9/32] Mazen Hesham (EGY)
[9/32] Raphael Kandra (GER) v Arturo Salazar (MEX)
 Gregory Gaultier (FRA) [bye]
 Paul Coll (NZL) [bye]
Joel Makin (WAL) v [9/32] Cesar Salazar (MEX)
[9/32] Borja Golan (ESP) v Nathan Lake (ENG)
Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) v [9/32] Greg Lobban (SCO)
[9/32] Tom Richards (ENG) v Mohamed Reda (EGY)
[9/32] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) [bye]
[9/32] Nicolas Mueller (SUI) v George Parker (ENG)
 Simon Rösner (GER) [bye]
 Tarek Momen (EGY) [bye]
[9/32] Nicolas Mueller [bye]
[9/32] Diego Elias (PER) [bye]
[9/32] James Willstrop (ENG) [bye]
[9/32] Cameron Pilley (AUS) v [WC] Abdulrahman Al-Malki (QAT)
Youssef Soliman (EGY) v [9/32] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA)
[9/32] Max Lee (HKG) v Rex Hedrick (AUS)
 Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) [bye]
 Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) [bye]
Eain Yow Ng (MAS) v [9/32] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT)
[9/32] Gregoire Marche (FRA) v Karim Ali Fathi (EGY)
Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) v [9/32] Declan James (ENG)
[9/32] Leo Au (HKG) v Ben Coleman (HKG)
[9/32] Saurav Ghosal (IND) [bye]
[9/32] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) [bye]
 Ali Farag (EGY) [bye]
The Qatar Classic takes place between October 27 – November 2.