Asian tour postpones Bangabandhu Cup for deadly coronavirus outbreak

The Asian Tour on Monday postponed the Bangabandhu Cup Golf Open 2020 untill further notice due to deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak throughout the world.

The $400,000 Asian Tour event was poised to become the richest professional golf event in Bangladesh and was initially scheduled to be staged at the Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka from March 25-28.

‘In view of this global outbreak, a request has been made by the Bangladesh Golf Federation to postpone the event and we have also decided that it is in the best interest of all the players, staff and officials to postpone the event,’ said Cho Minn Thant, commissioner and CEO of the Asian Tour.

‘Several cases of COVID-19 have recently been discovered in Dhaka and travel restrictions are being imposed on incoming and outgoing travellers for the immediate future to prevent further spread of the virus,’ Thant said.

‘The Asian Tour will continue to work closely with the BGF to identify a new date for the event once it is deemed safe to travel,’ Thant added.

Bangabandhu Cup is the maiden Asian tour-sanctioned event in Bangladesh. (Source: New Age)

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