Badminton | India Open, Syed Modi cancelled in BWF’s adjusted calendar

The badminton season has been on hold after the All England Championship in March.

The India Open Super 500 and the Syed Modi International Super 300 tournaments were on Thursday cancelled by the Badminton World Federation in its adjusted calendar to salvage a season thrown haywire by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The India Open, which was originally scheduled in March, was to be held from December 8 to 13 in New Delhi and Syed Modi was slated for November 17 to 22 in Lucknow in the previously revised calendar.

“The Badminton World Federation (BWF) will implement an adjusted tournament calendar for the HSBC BWF World Tour in 2020,” the world body said in a statement.

“The TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 in Aarhus, Denmark will remain part of the international tournament calendar and will proceed on the planned dates of 3-11 October 2020.

“All remaining HSBC BWF World

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India Open badminton, Syed Modi International cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

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India Open badminton, Syed Modi International cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

India Open and Syed Modi International cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in Badminton World Federation’s revised calendar. BWF on Thursday announced its adjusted tournament calendar for 2020. The revised schedule is prepared to ensure the health and safety of all personnel participating.

The India Open, which was originally scheduled in March, was to be held from December 8 to 13 in New Delhi and Syed Modi was slated for November 17 to 22 in Lucknow in the previously revised calendar.

BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said: “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was not possible to implement the revised international tournament calendar for the HSBC BWF World Tour as originally envisaged.

“Managing travel logistics between different territories where different entry and safety restrictions apply has been the biggest challenge. Therefore, an adjusted tournament calendar

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