World Snooker has announced that the Indian Open world ranking event has been postponed.
The tournament was due to take place from March 24 to 28, 2020. We have worked closely with our partners in India to try to find a suitable host city for the event, but without success.
We continue to believe that there is great potential for snooker to grow in India, and it is our intention that this tournament will return to the calendar during the 2020/21 season.
For fans in the region there are still many opportunities to watch live snooker online, as this season – for the first time – many of snooker’s biggest events are broadcast free on Facebook Live throughout India and Pakistan.
The Indian Open was first staged in 2013, won by Ding Junhui. The title subsequently went to Michael White in 2015, Anthony McGill in 2016, John Higgins in 2017 and Matthew Selt in 2019.
This event and the qualifying dates of February 17-19 have been removed from the calendar
TBH, personally I’m not seeing the potential in India, despite snooker being born in the country … but hey, what do I know?