29th Azlan Shah Cup delayed due to coronavirus outbreak


Karachi: The 29th edition of the Azlan Shah Cup has been postponed due to coronavirus outbreak, ARY Sports reported on Monday.

The tournament which was scheduled to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 11 to 18, will now be held from September 24 to October 3.

It must be noted that the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) have not yet made a formal announcement about the delay of the tournament to the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF).

The event became the latest sporting event to be affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The World Table Tennis Championships which was scheduled in South Korea from March 22-29, Formula One’s Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19, Asian Boxing Qualifiers and other notable tournaments were also got postponed or shifted due to the virus.