BEIJING - World Snooker Tour announced on Tuesday that four international snooker events in China may be rescheduled to 2021 following the program released by the General Administration of Sport of China.
The Chinese sports authority released its "plan of resuming sports events based on science and order" on July 9, announcing that China will not hold any international sporting events in 2020 apart from trial events for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics considering the COVID-19 epidemic is still serious worldwide.
"We fully accept the directive from the General Administration of Sport of China regarding the restriction of international sports for the rest of 2020," said WST in the announcement. "In recent years we have staged four tournaments in China between August and November: the Yushan World Open, Shanghai Masters, China Championship and International Championship. We are now working with our partners and promoters in China on rescheduling these events for 2021."
"Over many years we have built up excellent relationships with our many friends and partners in China and we will continue to work with them on building a successful future for our sport," added WST. "We are working towards a full calendar for the 2020/21 season and more details will be released when available."
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