News By/Courtesy: Riya Singh | 01 Jul 2020 12:36pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hero Women’s Indian Open has been cancelled which was scheduled for October 1-4, 2020
  • 14th edition of Hero women’s India open will be played in October 2021
  • The decision of cancellation was taken keeping the health and safety of everyone as the topmost priority.

The Ladies European Tour (LET) and Women’s Golf Association of India (WGAI) has announced the cancellation of the Hero Women’s Indian Open, scheduled for October 1-4, 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 The tournament was slated to be held in Gurugram but now the 14th edition of Hero women’s India open will be played in October 2021 due to the disruptions caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Travel, especially of international players, would have been a huge problem. The decision of cancellation was taken keeping the health and safety of everyone as the topmost priority.

 The Ladies European Tour (LET) and Women's Golf Association of India (WGAI) said "keeping the health and safety as a top priority" such a decision became necessary.

"It was a very difficult decision, but the right one under the present circumstances of the ongoing pandemic. With no likelihood of any respite in the foreseeable future, safeguarding the health and well being of all players, officials and spectators are of paramount importance," WGAI President Kavita Singh said.

 Ms. Alexandra Armas, Chief Executive, LET, said, “It is incredibly disappointing to miss a year of the Hero Women’s Indian Open, one of the biggest professional women’s golf events of the Tour. But we look forward to being back next year. This was a tough decision for everyone involved, but we feel it is the most responsible course of action following consultation with all stakeholders. We look forward to continuing to increase the stature of this event in 2021.”

The Hero women’s India open has been held every year since 2007 and the women golfers will be missing out on golfing action and competing for the coveted trophy after a gap of 12 very long years. It was co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour (LET) in 2010 and became a part of the calendar on the LET. The tournament has been held at the DLF Golf and Country Club, Gurugram each year except in 2013 and 2014, when the course was undergoing a re-design. Young Aditi Ashok has won the trophy while representing India in 2016. The defending champion is Christine Wolf of Austria who will now fight it out in 2021, October In India.

THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT INTEND TO HURT THE SENTIMENTS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY, SECT, OR RELIGION ETCETERA. THIS ARTICLE IS BASED PURELY ON THE AUTHOR'S PERSONAL VIEWS AND OPINIONS IN EXERCISE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT GUARANTEED UNDER ARTICLE 19(1)(A) AND OTHER RELATED LAWS BEING FORCE IN INDIA, FOR THE TIME BEING.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 01 Jul 2020 13:32pm IST


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