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BWF Cancels All World Tour Tournaments In September

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News Desk: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Wednesday postponed the restart of the season. The BWF cancelled all World Tour tournaments in September due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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) after consulting with the hosts.

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

“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.”

The Thomas and Uber Cup set for October 3-11 in Aarhus, Denmark, is set to restart the season unless the calendar is pushed back further.

“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,” former chief national coach U Vimal Kumar said.

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Written by Shauvik Sarmah

Shauvik Sarmah is working as a journalist for Headline8. An engineering graduate with a deep inclination towards journalism, his area of interest includes politics, current affairs and sports. He can be reached at: shauviksarmah@gmail.com.

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