Coronavirus hits Asian Squash Schedule
With the Macau Open and Hong Kong’s Perrier Challenge, both originally scheduled for March, already postponed, the Asian squash schedule had been further hit by today’s postponement of the Asian Team Championships and Asian Junior Individuals.
Report from Indian Squash :
The Asian Squash Federation has notified that the Asian Team championship scheduled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from March 25-29 as also the Asian Junior Individual Championship thereafter scheduled in Quingdao, China June 29 to July 3, have been postponed in view of the high impact of the Coronavirus disease at the global level and the risk factor.
The ASF AGM which was to come off in conjunction with the Asian Team Championship in Malaysia on March 29 also stands postponed. Fresh dates are to be announced later.
A communication from the ASF Administrative Manager, Jane Li said,
In view of the current situation of COVID-19 across the globe as well as the recent assessment of World Health Organisation on the risk of spread and risk of impact of the coronavirus as very high at global level, the ASF EXCO, having discussed with the hosting nations, decided to postpone the 20th Asian Team Championships, the 40th ASF’s AGM as well as the 27th Asian Junior Individual Championships to prevent the risk of spread.
When the new dates of the events are confirmed, we will inform all members immediately.