India Open: Country’s biggest golf tournament cancelled due to coronavirus

India Open: Country’s biggest golf tournament cancelled due to coronavirus

India Open golf, co-sanctioned by the European Tour, was earlier scheduled to be held from March 19 to 22 in Gurugram however was postponed. The ladies’s Indian Open was additionally cancelled on Tuesday as a result of pandemic.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • India Open golf was on Friday cancelled owing to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The match was earlier scheduled to be held from March 19 to 22 in Gurugram
  • The Hero Indian Open was established by the IGU in 1964

Hero Indian Open, the most important golf match the nation hosts, was on Friday cancelled owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The match, co-sanctioned by the European Tour, was earlier scheduled to be held from March 19 to 22 in Gurugram however was postponed. The ladies’s Indian Open was additionally cancelled on Tuesday as a result of pandemic.

“Protecting in thoughts the well being and security of everybody as prime most precedence, we now have determined to cancel this 12 months’s Hero Indian Open,” Devang Shah, Chairman of the Indian Golf Union (IGU), informed REDHEART.

“We’ve got made the choice after due session with our sanctioning accomplice European Tour.”

Shah mentioned that they had deliberate to host the occasion someday in October however had been compelled shelve the plan due to the worsening COVID-19 scenario within the nation.

“It’s changing into severe day-to-day, so we determined to cancel this 12 months’s match after session with European Tour. It should now be held in 2021,” Shah mentioned.

IGU appearing president Lt Gen D Anbu (Retd) mentioned it was a really powerful resolution however they needed to take it contemplating the well-being of everybody.

“It was a really troublesome resolution, however the precise one beneath the current circumstances of the continued pandemic. With no chance of any respite within the foreseeable future, safeguarding the well being and well-being of all gamers, officers and spectators is of paramount significance,” he mentioned.

The Hero Indian Open was established by the IGU in 1964 and is without doubt one of the oldest working worldwide sports activities occasions within the nation. It has been a European Tour-sanctioned match since 2015.

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