BT Sport is the new home of squash in the UK after becoming the official British broadcast partner of the Professional Squash Association (PSA).

Coming into effect immediately, the agreement will see BT Sport televise coverage from all PSA World Series tournaments, including the showpiece World Championship.

With the likes of three-time men's World Champion Nick Matthew and 2013 women's World Champion Laura Massaro amongst a group of British players currently atop the men's and women's tours, BT Sport will give UK squash fans the chance to watch every semi-final and final encounter live from some of world sport’s most unique locations, with other select matches also to be aired on the channel.

Laura Massaro was women's squash World Champion in 2013

Laura Massaro was crowned women's World Champion in 2013

As part of the deal, BT Sport will also show extended tournament highlights to enhance their coverage of the PSA World Tour.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with the Professional Squash Association, making BT Sport the home of squash in the UK.

"We look forward to delivering comprehensive coverage and highlights of the men’s and women’s World Series to fans in the UK.”

PSA chief Alex Gough added: "We are delighted to have reached an agreement with BT Sport and look forward to working with them over the next few years in what we feel is a fantastic move for the sport," said PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough.

"BT are a major broadcaster with a dedicated focus on sports and throughout our negotiations it was clear that BT are genuinely passionate about squash and excited about what the sport will add to their current line-up.

"With the recent announcement regarding a merger between the WSA and PSA, aligned with our new three-year World Series tournament structure, the next few years promise to be an exciting time for squash and we feel that BT are a perfect partner for us in  that journey."