The 2020 Indian Open up golfing tournament has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Golfing Union (IGU) announced on Friday. The match, which was at first scheduled to be held in March, was at first postponed to later part of the calendar year adhering to the outbreak of novel coronavirus.
IGU phone calls off 2020 Indian Open golfing match
The IGU reported that the conclusion was manufactured in session with the European Tour, sanctioning companion for the competitiveness. “It was a extremely hard conclusion but the right one particular beneath the current situations of the ongoing pandemic,” IGU Performing President and previous vice-main of Military employees, Lt. Gen. Devraj Anbu reported in a assertion.
“With no probability of any respite in the foreseeable foreseeable future, safeguarding the health and nicely becoming of all players, officers and spectators is of paramount great importance.”
The event was initially scheduled to just take place from March 19 to 22 at the DLF Golfing and Place Club in Gurugram. On March 11 having said that, the European Tour and the Asian Tour explained in a assertion the selection to postpone the match was made subsequent consultation concerning the two and the tournament’s title sponsor Hero MotoCorp Ltd in light of the pandemic.
“All functions are hunting into the risk of rescheduling the match at some level afterwards in the calendar year, but there are no definitive options at this stage,” claimed the European Tour in its statement then.
“In these challenging world wide situation, we entirely recognize and recognize the the latest limits launched in respect of journey into India. As these new measures now reduce lots of users of both equally Excursions staying capable to play in the match, everyone associated in the staging of the Hero Indian Open felt it was the appropriate determination to postpone the tournament,” European Tour Main Executive Keith Pelley claimed.