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Asian Tour latest organisation to shelve Thai event

Organisers of the Asian Tour’s Chiangmai Golf Classic have announced the postponement of the $750,000 (€550,000) event amid on-going political upheaval in Thailand.

The tournament was scheduled to take place on July 3-6 but these dates have been deemed unworkable in the wake of Thailand’s military coup on May 22.

The Asian Tour aims to reschedule the event to an as yet unspecified date later in the year and says all sponsors have pledged their continued support for any rearranged tournament.

All four days of the Chiangmai Golf Classic were scheduled to be broadcast live on the Asian Tour’s global television platform.

Motorsport's Race of Champions, the International Premier Tennis League, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and World Snooker have all pulled the plug on events in Thailand over recent months, as did Asian Tour rival OneAsia when it postponed its 2014 Thailand Open in March.