Thailand men’s and women’s teams withdraw from Thomas and Uber Cups



a person holding a racket: Coronavirus Outbreak: Thailand men's and women's teams withdraw from Thomas and Uber Cups


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Coronavirus Outbreak: Thailand men’s and women’s teams withdraw from Thomas and Uber Cups

Bangkok, Thailand: Thailand have withdrawn from badminton’s Thomas and Uber Cups after former world champion Ratchanok Intanon and other players pulled out over coronavirus fears, an official and her coach said.

Taiwan — the team of women’s world number one Tai Tzu-ying — and Australia are also skipping the tournaments, which will be played in a bio-secure ‘bubble’ in Denmark in October, the Badminton World Federation said.

The twice-postponed Thomas and Uber Cups, the men’s and women’s world team championships, will be the first international tournaments since the pandemic brought badminton to a halt in March.



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Thailand had blamed its withdrawal on “special circumstances related to Covid-19 in addition to injuries to key players”, the BWF said in a statement.

Badminton Association of Thailand president Patama

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