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BWF and BAI Cancel 2021 Syed Modi India International Badminton Tournament

By: Sports Desk

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Last Updated: September 09, 2021, 15:43 IST

Badminton (Representative Image)

Badminton (Representative Image)

Badminton World Federation and Badminton Association of India have cancelled the 2021 edition of the Syed Modi India International tournament.

Badminton World Federation (BWF) have cancelled the 2021 edition of the Syed Modi India International. Badminton Association of India (BAI) made the decision in consultation and collaboration with local government authorities and the BWF.

The tournament, which is a BWF World Tour Super 300 event, was to be held in Lucknow from 12 to 17 October.

“The BWF regrets the cancellation but remains committed to delivering a safe and structured series of badminton tournaments for the rest of the year including the culmination to the HSBC BWF World Tour,” BWF said in a statement.

BWF, which has had to cancel several tournaments due to COVID-19 complications and restrictions, however, did not specify the exact reason for calling off the tournament in India.

Last month, the governing body had cancelled the Korea Open (August 31- September 5), Macau Open (November 2 -7)and Taipei Open (September 7-12) due to “complications regarding the staging” of the event in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

China Open (September 21-26), Japan Open (September 28-October 3), Fuzhou China Open (November 9-14) and Hong Kong Open (November 16-21) were the other important events which were cancelled due to the global health crisis.

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first published:September 09, 2021, 14:19 IST
last updated:September 09, 2021, 15:43 IST