Yonex Sunrise India Open as good as cancelled now?

The chances of Yonex Sunrise India Open 2020 being held as planned are extremely slim now. The BWF Super 500 tournament is scheduled to be held from 24 to 29 March in New Delhi.

While the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Covid-19 as a ‘global pandemic’, the Indian government suspended all existing visas yesterday, except diplomatic, official, UN organisations, employment and project visas.

A 14-day quarantine has also been made mandatory for all travellers, including Indian citizens, arriving from or who have visited China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, Spain, France and Germany after 15 February.

It remains unclear, almost impossible, how the India Open will be held with this latest development.

Schools, colleges and cinema theatres have all been shut down in the host city New Delhi till March 31.

Although the confirmed number of coronavirus cases in India stands at 74, many health experts believe that the numbers are much higher in reality.

On his twitter handle, Kashyap expressed his concern over the uncertainty of being quarantined when arriving back to India.

Kashyap and a few other Indian players including Srikanth Kidambi, who are currently in the UK for the All England Badminton Championships, were also participants in the recently concluded Barcelona Spain Masters (18 Feb – 23 Feb).