Badminton World Federation (BWF) has suspended all tournaments effective from Monday 16 March until 12 April.
All BWF World Tour tournaments and BWF sanctioned tournaments have been suspended/cancelled henceforth. The suspension comes in the face of the worsening situation of the coronavirus pandemic.
A few players including HK Vittinghus, Saina Nehwal and Kashyap called out the BWF for not cancelling tournaments yesterday.
BWF, in its statement, reiterated that it has very strong considerations for the health, safety and wellbeing of all athletes.
The list of suspended/cancelled tournaments are:
|Yonex Swiss Open 2020 (Super 300)||17 to 22 March|
|XXI Giraldilli 2020||18 to 22 March|
|Yonex North Harbour International 2020||19 to 22 March|
|Ciputra Hanoi Yonex Sunrise Vietnam International Challenge 2020||24 to 29 March|
|Yonex Sunrise India Open (Super 500)||24 to 29 March|
|Orleans Masters 2020||24 to 29 March|
|Yonex Waikato International 2020||26 to 29 March|
|Polish Open 2020||26 to 29 March|
|Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open (Super 750)||31 March to 5 April|
|Yonex Canadian International Challenge 2020||31 March to 5 April|
|Yonex Osaka International Challenge 2020||1 to 5 April|
|Finnish Open 2020||2 to 5 April|
|Singapore Open 2020 (Super 500)||7 to 12 April|
|Adidas Dutch International 2020||8 to 11 April|