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ATP Bangalore Open suspended

August 26, 2008 19:25 IST

The Bangalore Open scheduled to be held from September 29 has been suspended due to the local promoter's security concerns, according to the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Board.

"The ATP Board can confirm that it has, regrettably, accepted a petition from the Bangalore Open to suspend the 2008 event due to the local promoter's security concerns," ATP said in a statement.

"The total event prize money of $ 400,000 will now be paid into the ATP player pension fund," it said.

The statement did not elaborate on the security concerns.

Serial bomb blasts in Bangalore on July 25 left one person dead and ten injured.

The week-long tournament was to be held at KSLTA (Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association) Signature Kingfisher Tennis Stadium at Cubbon Park.

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