Hong Kong Open golf postponed as protests grip city

first_img 9 months ago Alibaba eyes $12.9 bn Hong Kong IPO after setting price: Reports “The decision has been taken due to the ongoing level of social unrest in Hong Kong,” Pelley said. FOLLOW US LIVE TV 9 months ago Hong Kong court rules in India’s favour, orders extradition of Nabha jailbreak mastermind WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago Hong Kong turn backs on anthem then cheer team to first win First Published: 20th November, 2019 16:31 IST Press Trust Of India WATCH US LIVE Written By 9 months ago Hong Kong Protests | Fire blocks off police squadron from entering campus SUBSCRIBE TO US READ | Vinesh Phogat Set To Train In Sub-zero Temperatures With Coach Ahead Of Tokyo 2020 GamesAsian Tour Commissioner and CEO Cho Minn Thant said: “It is regrettable that the Hong Kong Open has to be postponed due to the ongoing unrest in the city. “The unpredictability of the current situation in Hong Kong makes it very challenging to sanction the tournament especially with the safety of every one of utmost importance. “However, we are optimistic that once the situation in Hong Kong stabilizes, we will be in a better position to sanction the 61st edition of the Hong Kong Open in the very near future.” READ | Colin Kaepernick’s Kunta Kinte Shirt Gets Strong Reaction From Apparel BrandREAD | Deepa Malik Recalls Her Journey To 2016 Paralymic Feat COMMENT Next week’s Hong Kong Open, one of the biggest golf tournaments in Asia, was postponed on Wednesday following months of anti-government protests in the city. “Regretfully the European Tour, in conjunction with our tournament co-sanctioning partner at the Asian Tour, has taken the decision to postpone next week’s Hong Kong Open,” a European Tour statement said. European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley said he hoped the event, whose winners include Rory McIlroy, Colin Montgomerie and Peter Thomson, could be rescheduled for early next year.READ | NHL: Toronto Siblings Spotted Taking ‘fake Smile-selfie’ As Leafs Lose Against Penguins Last Updated: 20th November, 2019 16:31 IST Hong Kong Open Golf Postponed As Protests Grip City Next week’s Hong Kong Open, one of the biggest golf tournaments in Asia, was postponed on Wednesday following months of anti-government protests in the city “As the safety of our players, staff, stakeholders and everyone involved in each and every one of our tournaments around the world is our top priority, we feel this is the correct, but unfortunate, course of action.” 9 months ago PM Johnson’s spokesperson says UK is ‘seriously concerned’ about Hong Kong violencelast_img

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