KL Open semis and final to be shown live on Astro

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  • Thursday, 19 Feb 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: The men’s and women’s semi-finals and finals in the CIMB Kuala Lumpur Open will be telecast live by Astro on March 6 and 7 respectively.

The qualifying round matches and the first round of the main draw will be played at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil. All matches from the quarter-final onwards will be held at the Berjaya Times Square.

Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) deputy president Datuk Syed Mustaffa Syed Ali was grateful to Astro for airing the semi-final and final matches live.

“This will further promote the game among youngsters in the country,” Syed Mustaffa said after receiving a mock cheque for RM100,000 from Berjaya Times Square deputy general manager Tian Keng Swee for the KL Open yesterday.

This is the fourth time that the Berjaya Times Square will be hosting the tournament.

Meanwhile, Pizza Hut Malaysia will provide the glass court for the tournament.

The total prize money for the men is US$50,000 (RM182,680) and for the women US$53,000 (RM193,640).

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