COVID-19 KNOCKS OUT 4 BWF WORLD TOUR TOURNAMENTS

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KUALA LUMPUR, 30 July – The deadly Coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to wreak havoc which saw Badminton World Federation (BWF) forced to cancel four of its World Tour events scheduled to be held in September.
The four includes the prestigious Super 1000 Victor China Open which offers USD1,100,000 in prize money. The China Open was scheduled for Sept 15-20 in Changzhou.
The three other tournaments canceled are the Super 300 Yonex Taipei Open in Taipei (Sept 1-6)  with prize money of USD500,000; the Super 500 Korea Open in Gwangju (Sept 8-13); AND the Super 750 Daihatsu Yonex Japan Open in Yokohama from Sept 22-27 which offered USD750,000 in prize money.
BWF secretary-general, Thomas Lund in a statement said: “These decisions to cancel tournaments are made in the best interests of the health of the players, spectators, volunteers, and Member Associations.
“We are deeply disappointed to have to cancel the tournaments but feel that the well-being of everyone involved is most important at this time. We share the disappointment of many around the world who were looking forward to the return of badminton and appreciate all the continued support from our fans and partners as were continue to navigate the remainder of the 2020 season.”
The Total BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 have been rescheduled to Oct 3-11. The venue is Aarhus, Denmark. The Finals were postponed from May.

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