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Bangalore Suspended Due to Security Fears

smucav
08-25-2008, 04:57 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2008news/bangalore_security.aspKINGFISHER AIRLINES TENNIS OPEN
Bangalore, India
August 25, 2008
Bangalore Suspended Due to Security Fears

The ATP Board can confirm that it has today, regrettably, accepted a petition from the Bangalore Open to suspend the 2008 event due to the local promoter’s security concerns. The total event prize money of $400,000 will now be paid into the ATP player pension fund.

Frenchman Richard Gasquet captured the 2007 Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open title after defeating Olivier Rochus of Belgium 6-3, 6-4 when the event was held in Mumbai. In May this year, the KSLTA Signature Kingfisher Tennis Stadium at Cubbon Park in Bangalore was announced at the venue in 2008.

saniapower
08-25-2008, 05:39 PM
this is definitely not the real reason :lol::lol:

JeffCandoi
08-26-2008, 04:05 PM
real reason?

ImmzB
08-27-2008, 06:36 PM
So this tournament isnt going 2 be staged this year?

ImmzB
08-28-2008, 03:06 PM
Is this tournament gonna take place this year then??

Chip_s_m
08-28-2008, 03:48 PM
No, it's not. That was the real reason:

Bangalore Open Called Off In Wake Of Recent Bombings

NEW DELHI, India -- The Bangalore Open, scheduled for late September, has been canceled after organizers raised security concerns, the ATP said.



"The ATP board can confirm that it has regrettably accepted a petition from the Bangalore Open to suspend the 2008 event due to the local promoter's security concerns," the ruling body of men's tennis said on its Web site.

"The total event prize money of $400,000 will now be paid into the ATP player pension fund," the tour added.

The event was moved to the southern Indian IT hub in May after Mumbai staged the first two editions.

A series of bombs rocked Bangalore on July 25, killing one person. Similar blasts in the western city of Ahmedabad the next day claimed around 50 lives.

Authorities have blamed the attacks on homegrown Islamist militants.

The cancellation comes after the Champions Trophy in neighboring Pakistan was postponed from next month to 2009 by the International Cricket Council due to security concerns.

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=3553925

ZackBusner
08-28-2008, 07:06 PM
I would very much like to read some assessments from our Indian users. Is the situation in Bangalore really that tense that sports events have to be canceled? I mean, you cannot seriously compare Bangalore with Pakistan.