BWF cancels China Masters and Dutch Open as a consequence of Covid-19 pandemic

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The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday cancelled two more international tournaments — China Masters and Dutch Open — from its revamped 2020 calender due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Two BWF Tour Super 100 tournaments have been cancelled from the revamped BWF Tournament Calendar for the yr – the Lingshui China Masters 2020 and YONEX Dutch Open 2020,” the governing body mentioned in a launch.

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The Lingshui China Masters was earlier scheduled to be held from February 25 to March 1 however was postponed twice as a result of pandemic.

“It was initially postponed till May after which moved again to 25-30 August 2020,” the BWF mentioned.

The Dutch Open was as a consequence of happen from October 6 to 11 in Almere, Netherlands.

“Badminton Netherlands declared the cancellation of their flagship tournament citing continued dangers related to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the international body mentioned.

In May, the BWF had unveiled a revised international calendar to salvage the rest of the season, disrupted by the worldwide well being disaster which is exhibiting no indicators of abating.

The apex body had also declared that rating points earned at tournaments throughout the authentic qualification part will likely be maintained.

The BWF had earlier frozen the world rankings and made the standings on March 17 as the idea for entry and seedings, when it resumes the international calendar.


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