The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday cancelled two more worldwide tournaments — China Masters and Dutch Open — from its revamped 2020 calender due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Two BWF Tour Tremendous 100 tournaments have been cancelled from the revamped BWF Event Calendar for the yr – the Lingshui China Masters 2020 and YONEX Dutch Open 2020,” the governing physique mentioned in a launch.
The Lingshui China Masters was earlier scheduled to be held from February 25 to March 1 however was postponed twice as a result of pandemic.
“It was initially postponed till Might after which moved once more to 25-30 August 2020,” the BWF mentioned.
The Dutch Open was on account of happen from October 6 to 11 in Almere, Netherlands.
“Badminton Netherlands introduced the cancellation of their flagship match citing continued dangers related to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the worldwide physique mentioned.
In Might, the BWF had unveiled a revised worldwide calendar to salvage the rest of the season, disrupted by the worldwide well being disaster which is displaying no indicators of abating.
The apex physique had additionally introduced that rating factors earned at tournaments throughout the unique qualification section shall be maintained.
The BWF had earlier frozen the world rankings and made the standings on March 17 as the idea for entry and seedings, when it resumes the worldwide calendar.