Bengaluru Open postponed approached ATP for second half of 2021
Bengaluru Open postponed approached ATP for second half of 2021

The Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) has made a decision to postpone the Bengaluru Open, an ATP challenger event, scheduled for February next year. KSLTA are set to 'inform the ATP soon' about their decision to postpone and seeks a slot in the second half of the season. "We want to push it (Bengaluru Open) to the second half of the year," said KSLTA joint-secretary Sunil  Yajaman. 

"However, we will have to discuss that with the ATP, and they will be the ones finalising it. For the first half, I guess, the calendar is getting ready now and they might work for the second half of the calendar around January. I hope they will give us some optional dates or weeks, and then we will be able to select one of them," he added. The organisers first has to hear from the ATP about dates and then they will approach players for the challengers.

The decision was made due to the deadly pandemic outbreak. Though cases in the country have fallen, the image that the pandemic has maded remains a long one. "In these tournaments, the state government has been a huge support and we get nearly 40-50 percent of the funding from them. The reminder comes from corporate sponsorships. Right now, it is difficult for the government due to the pandemic situation. Also, it is not an ideal time for us to reach out for corporate sponsorships as well," Sunil explained.

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