The World Badminton Federation (BWF) has announced the cancellation of the Hong Kong Open Super 500 and Macau Open Super 300 badminton tournaments to be held in November. Strict restrictions of Kovid-19 have started in both the countries. Due to this the Badminton Association took this decision. While the Macau Open was to be played from November 1 to 6, the Hong Kong Open was to be held from November 8 to 13.Also Read – Kovid cases started increasing among players, New Zealand out of Thomas Cup
The World Badminton Federation (BWF) said that the badminton federations of these two countries have been informed that it is not possible to organize these tournaments in the present circumstances. After this week’s Japan Open, the matches of the World Tour will be played in Europe in October. These matches will be held in Denmark, France and Germany. Also Read – Russia-Ukraine War: BWF’s ban on Russia-Belarus players, action on officials too
The situation of Kovid-19 in Hong Kong is worrying. In such a situation, the government there imposed strict quarantine rules here.
are implemented. The Hong Kong Badminton Association had demanded some relaxation for foreign players in this strict rules by the government. But he did not get permission from the government, after which he told the World Badminton Federation that there is no other option in view of these circumstances. Also Read – Saina-Srikanth’s dream of Tokyo Olympics is broken due to this announcement by BFI
Macau, on the other hand, has a similar situation and its federation has also accepted that it is not possible to organize this tournament this year in these circumstances. Japan Open was organized this week. Now the World Tour will be held in Europe, where world tournaments will be played in Denmark, France and Germany from October.