The 2020 Indian Open golf event has been cancelled because of to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Golf Union (IGU) announced on Friday. The match, which was initially scheduled to be held in March, was to begin with postponed to later on part of the yr adhering to the outbreak of novel coronavirus.
IGU calls off 2020 Indian Open up golfing match
The IGU reported that the final decision was manufactured in consultation with the European Tour, sanctioning lover for the level of competition. “It was a very complicated determination but the correct one particular under the present conditions of the ongoing pandemic,” IGU Acting President and previous vice-chief of Army staff, Lt. Gen. Devraj Anbu explained in a assertion.
“With no probability of any respite in the foreseeable long run, safeguarding the wellness and properly remaining of all players, officials and spectators is of paramount relevance.”
The match was at first scheduled to get location from March 19 to 22 at the DLF Golfing and Nation Club in Gurugram. On March 11 having said that, the European Tour and the Asian Tour said in a assertion the decision to postpone the event was produced next session amongst the two and the tournament’s title sponsor Hero MotoCorp Ltd in light of the pandemic.
“All events are wanting into the possibility of rescheduling the event at some stage later in the calendar year, but there are no definitive programs at this phase,” claimed the European Tour in its statement then.
“In these complicated world wide situation, we entirely fully grasp and respect the current limitations introduced in respect of travel into India. As these new steps now protect against many members of both Tours being equipped to engage in in the tournament, everybody associated in the staging of the Hero Indian Open up felt it was the correct choice to postpone the match,” European Tour Chief Government Keith Pelley mentioned.