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

New Delhi, August 27

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

The India Open, which was initially scheduled in March, was to be held from December eight to 13 in New Delhi and Syed Modi was slated for November 17-22 in Lucknow within the beforehand revised calendar.

“The Badminton World Federation (BWF) will implement an adjusted tournament calendar for the HSBC BWF World Tour in 2020,” the world physique mentioned in an announcement.

“The TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 in Aarhus, Denmark will stay a part of the worldwide event calendar and can proceed on the deliberate dates of 3-11 October 2020,” it mentioned.

“All remaining HSBC BWF World Tour tournaments on the calendar will no longer take place at the dates and locations originally listed.”

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

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