BWF in search of ‘more clarity’ from China earlier than deciding on World Tour Finals

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The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Saturday talked about it was prepared for “more clarity” from China sooner than it takes a reputation on the season-ending World Tour Finals scheduled in December. China’s General Administration of Sport on Friday talked about the nation will not host any of its deliberate worldwide events this yr apart from the trials for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing to stop the unfold of coronavirus. The decision has put not sure events along with the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou, which was pushed once more by each week to December 16 to 20 throughout the revamped calendar because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The BWF is aware of the directive announced by the General Administration of Sport of China regarding the restriction of international sports for the rest of 2020,” the badminton governing physique talked about in an announcement. “BWF is in close contact with its relevant partners including the Chinese Badminton Association (CBA) to get more clarity on the situation and how this affects the BWF Tournament Calendar 2020.”

Among completely different events to be held throughout the nation, China Masters which was scheduled in August has already been known as off, whereas the China Open World Tour Super 1000 event (September 15-20, Changzhou) and the Fuzhou China Open World Tour Super 750 (November 3-8) are nonetheless scheduled later throughout the yr throughout the revised calendar.

In May, the BWF had unveiled a revised worldwide calendar to salvage the remainder of the season. However, with the worldwide well-being catastrophe displaying no indicators of abating, many events have been canceled from the reworked calendar. The world physique had moreover launched that score elements earned at tournaments by way of the genuine qualification part will most likely be maintained.

The BWF had earlier frozen the world rankings and made the standings on March 17 because the premise for entry and seedings, when it resumes the worldwide calendar.

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