In view of the Coronavirus epidemic, it canceled the Hyderabad Open Badminton tournament to be held from 11 to 16 August, when it announced a revised calendar a few days earlier.
The BWF announced this calendar on 22 May to restore the game after this epidemic, out of which it was one of the 3 tournaments to be held in India.
“The BWF and Badmint Association of India have agreed to cancel the Hyderabad Open 2020 (11 to 16 August), a Super 100 tournament of the BWF Tour,” the BWF said in a statement. BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said, “The circumstances in some nations and territories are changing and will continue to change and so the BWF may need to update the tournament status if needed. ‘
He said, “The changes announced today were significant but do not directly affect the BWF tournament calendar 2020, which was created given the scope for changes in the possible return of badminton.” He said, ‘Health, safety and travel related regulations are different all over the world because things are slowly becoming common in some nations and regions. Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand admitted that it would have been very difficult to organize the tournament in August as there is still a lockdown in Hyderabad.
“There is still a lockdown in Hyderabad and the Telangana government is yet to decide when the sports complex will open, though the central government has approved them,” Gopichand told PTI. We are awaiting information. ‘He said, “It would have been difficult for us to commit to the tournament in August. The BWF also canceled two other tournaments, the Australia Open and Korea Masters, due to the global health crisis.