The DP World Tour has announced that it has cancelled the 2022 Hero Indian Open due to ongoing COVID-19 related issues in the country.
After being postponed from its original date of 17 – 20 February, hopes were high for it to have taken place later this spring, yet is now faced with a full cancellation.
Moreover, the announcement also revealed that The Volvo China Open, due to take place 28 April to 1 May, has been postponed.
In a statement, the organisation said: “Both Hero and the Indian Golf Union remain fully committed to the tournament, and along with the DP World Tour, are planning for it to return to the tour’s schedule in 2023.”
After having waited to see if restrictions due to pandemic protocols would ease, such as quarantine travel, with ongoing cases and continued restrictions DP World Tour made its final decision.
Late last year, the tour faced further rescheduling as the event moved forward a week, as released on Twitter.
This is the third edition of the tournament which has been affected by COVID-19, as the tour now looks to be held next year. In 2014, the event was also cancelled but this was due to scheduling changes.
Moreover, the organisation has claimed that it will work with Volvo and the China Golf Association in aiming to sort out a new date, either later in the 2022 season or in the beginning of next season.