6th June 2001
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SEXY squash star Vicky Botwright is all ready to strip
for action - but she has been instructed to "cover-up" after
planning to wear a tiny black bikini on court today (Thursday) in the British
Officials feared that the revealing black thong would show too much of Miss
Vicky, 23, will now have to wear a normal dress when she plays number five
seed Natalie Grainger at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena.
Vicky, the number 16 seed from Worsley, Lancashire, told the Daily Star:
"You can get hot and sweaty playing this game and the clothes can stick
to your skin. I would like the chance to wear something that is less
"Girls are allowed to wear this kind of clothing in beach volleyball so I
don't see why we can't.
"I know it might raise a few spectators' blood pressure but I am sure
that if we were allowed to wear things like this, a lot of players would. It
would look great on TV and would certainly help us to promote the game to a
WISPA director Andrew Shelley said: "We don't have a strict rule on this
sort of thing, but we are concerned that referees might find it difficult to
concentrate on the squash.
"Our members are fine athletes and it is understandable that they should
want to show of their assets. We will discuss it more fully at our next board