The Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Monday grew to become the hottest sporting function to be afflicted by the coronavirus outbreak. The tournament was postponed from April to September in the wake of the fatal sickness which is spreading throughout the earth. The hockey tournament, which was scheduled to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April eleven to 18, will now be held from September 24 to Oct three, the organisers mentioned in a statement. India, a standard at the function, was not supposed to participate this year.
“…it is in the most effective interest of the gamers, officers and all get-togethers involved that the twenty ninth edition of of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Men’s Hockey Match 2020 to be postponed,” Orgainsing Committe chairman Dato’ Haji Abd Rahim Bin Md mentioned in a statement.
“The outbreak of COVID-19 which is spreading quickly in Korea and Japan. The overall health and nicely-being of the groups, in particular Australia, Canada and Japan really should be taken into consideration as not to jeopardise their preparing for the Tokyo Olympics,” he added.
The Organising Committee apologised for the inconvenience but mentioned the final decision was taken keeping in head the present-day disaster throughout the earth.
“The final decision has been conveyed to FIH (Worldwide Hockey Federation), AHF (Asian Hockey Federation), MHC (Malaysia Hockey Confederation) and the taking part groups,” the statement additional browse.
The Azlan Shah Cup is the hottest sporting function to be strike by the fatal coronavirus, which has claimed a lot more than three,000 life and contaminated 86,000 people today throughout the earth.
Formulation One’s Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19, Asian Boxing qualifiers, The Planet Table Tennis Championships, owing to be held in South Korea from March 22-29 March, Singapore and Hong Kong activities in the Planet Rugby Sevens Collection are some of the world-wide sporting activities which have been postponed or shifted owing to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Azlan Shah Cup is an annual men’s international invitational field hockey tournament.
The taking part groups in this edition’s tournament were being Australia, Canada, Japan, hosts Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea.
Australia have gained the title ten instances, followed by India (four) and Pakistan. South Korea are the defending champions right after they conquer India in the shoot-out in the summit clash very last year.