A MAJOR sporting event that was due to be held in North Wales has been postponed.

The World Snooker Tour (WST) and ITV Sport have taken the decision to postpone this week’s Coral Tour Championship in Llandudno as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.

The event was due to run from Tuesday to Sunday this week, and it was scheduled to be televised by ITV4.

Following Monday’s announcement from the UK government that public are advised to avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues, WST has liaised with ITV Sport and come to the decision to postpone the event, with new provisional dates of July 21-26 this year at Venue Cymru.

In a statement, WST said: "We appreciate this is very short notice and a disappointment for the fans and the television audience, however the assessment could only be made at short notice after yesterday’s announcement from the government which came at 5pm.

"The box office at Venue Cymru in Llandudno will contact ticket holders.

"Those tickets will be transferred automatically to the rescheduled dates. "Fans who are unable to attend in July can contact the box office after April 1 for a refund."