EXTRA: Premier Padel cancels last Major competition after the deadly hurricane
Premier Padel is canceling the upcoming Major event in Acapulco, Mexico.
The reason is that a hurricane has hit the country in the past week, where at least 48 people have died and several are reportedly missing.
Hurricane Otis has paralyzed Mexico over the past week. Winds peaked at 73.8 meters per second when Otis hit the coast of Acapulco, but the hurricane weakened.
Earlier this week, the governor of the state of Guerrero announced that 45 people have died and 47 people are reportedly missing as a result of the hurricane.
The final Major competition in Premier Padel should have been played in Acapulco from November 27th to December 3rd. But for obvious reasons, the organization has now decided to cancel the competition, according to the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo.
Second competition to be canceled
The decision from the organization has been discussed with the players. This means that the last Premier Padel Major event of the year will be canceled and the last event of the calendar year will be the Milan P1 event, which will be held from the 4th to the 10th of December.
According to sources in the Spanish newspaper, Premier Padel is considering putting the 2023 event in Mexico in January 2024 instead, before the 2024 calendar starts. However, this is not confirmed.
Earlier this year, Premier Padel canceled the P1 event in Egypt following the unrest in Israel and Palestine.
So far, five Premier Padel tournaments have been held this year. The tour has bought the World Padel Tour during the year and plans to organize 24 competitions around the world next year.