BWF cancels all September events, postpones restart

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The Badminton World Federation (BWF) postponed the season restart on Wednesday via cancelling all World Tour tournaments in September because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

After session with the hosts, the BWF scrapped the Taipei Open (September 1-6), Korea Open (September 8-13), China Open (September 15-20) and Japan Open (September 22-27).

“These decisions to cancel tournaments are made in the best interest of the health of the players, spectators, volunteers and member associations,” BWF secretary basic Thomas Lund stated.

“The BWF will continue to adjust to changes to ensure any badminton activity 100% complies to the rules and regulations of the World Health Organization (WHO), local health authorities, and international and domestic travel restrictions.”

Unless the calendar is driven again additional, the Thomas and Uber Cup from October 3-11 in Aarhus, Denmark, is the place the season will restart adopted via the Denmark and French Open—each in October.

“Lakshya Sen, PV Sindhu and others had entered for Taipei and Korea because yesterday was the last date for entry. But this (decision) is good and makes sense as countries and borders are not yet open,” stated former leader nationwide trainer and Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy head trainer U Vimal Kumar.

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