The event was attributable to happen between October 5-13 and was attributable to be held in Victoria Park, which has develop into the rallying level for a lot of of Hong Kong’s anti-government marches.
“Because the winner of the WTA Worldwide occasion of the yr award in 2018, we attempt to keep up a excessive customary of the occasion for all individuals, gamers and the followers particularly,” a press release from the HKTO mentioned.
“Nevertheless, after intensive discussions with our key stakeholders, we conclude clean working of the event could be higher assured at a later time.”
And since the competitors — which was received final yr by Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska — attracts “1000’s of native followers and abroad travellers”, the organizers made the choice to push again its begin date.
The HKTO’s postponement is the second high-profile sporting occasion in Hong Kong to be affected by the civil unrest after the Hong Kong ASTC Dash Triathlon Asian Cup and the Asian Aquathlon Championships was canceled earlier in September.
The announcement comes forward of one other weekend of protests, which began in June after the Hong Kong parliament proposed the brand new extradition regulation.
Many Hong Kong native’s, nevertheless, noticed this as an indication of accelerating mainland interference within the metropolis’s affairs, ensuing within the mass protests, ultimately inflicting chief Carrie Lam to withdraw the invoice.
Nevertheless, demonstrations have continued and now embrace calls for for full democracy and an inquiry into police actions through the protests.