ITTF suspends China Open, Hong Kong Open

ITTF suspends China Open, Hong Kong Open

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Beijing, Mar 20 : The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) announced on Friday to postpone two of the 2020 ITTF World Tour events scheduled in May amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The two events are the Hong Kong Open, originally scheduled for May 5-10 in Hong Kong, China, and the Platinum China Open in Shenzhen, China on May 12-17. "With the spread of COVID-19 across different parts of the world over recent weeks, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) confirms that the following events (Hong Kong Open and China Open) have been postponed," read an announcement by the sport's governing body.

No further information was released on possible dates for the two events. Before the Hong Kong and Shenzhen events' suspension, the ITTF had confirmed that it would postpone the World Table Tennis Team Championships, originally scheduled later this month in South Korea, the Japan Open on April 21-26, as well as June's Australian Open and Korean Open.( XINHUA)