The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will make a joint decision about this year’s Malaysia Open. The tournament was originally scheduled for 31 March-5 April but was postponed to 24-29 November due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Secretary-General of BAM, Kenny Goh through the New Straits Times said, “I spoke with the Secretary-General of BWF, Thomas Lund, two weeks ago. He asked for time to consider. We will try to confirm the status of (Malaysia Open) in mid-September or early October.”
According to Goh, there is no absolute certainty about the Thomas and Uber Cup or the Denmark Open which are set for early October. He said it was a difficulty to say anything at the moment but that BAM was closely monitoring the situation.
Goh continued that Thomas and Uber Cup were not under the BAM authority and that they were waiting for a BWF decision. But just in case, all went according to plan, he said they had “submitted a travel permit to the Sports Ministry.”