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If advised by the government, WST added they would consider the following scenarios:
Playing the event with a reduced crowd
Playing the event behind closed doors
Postponing the event to a later date again
Judd Trump, who has won a record six ranking titles in 2019-20, will defend his title in Sheffield. The tournament will run from July 31 to August 16, with dates yet to be set for the qualifying rounds.
"The world is going through a very challenging period but live sport can be a massive inspiration for the public and can boost morale. This gives fans of top class sport something on their calendar to look ahead to and enjoy for 17 days," added Hearn.
"It is crucial for our 128 tour players to know that we are doing everything we can to get our circuit going again as soon as it is considered safe to do so by the government. The players are self-employed and they need opportunities to earn, while we keep the health and safety of everyone involved in an event of this scale as a priority."