Badminton World Federation (BWF) is waiting for more clarity from China about the World Tour finals schedule. The General Administration of Sports from China said on Friday, that China will not host any event this year because of the pandemic situation. Only the trial for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will be held.
“The Badminton World Federation 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 body said in a statement.
“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.” further added.
As per the schedule of the country, China Open World Tour Super 1000 event (September 15-20, Changzhou) and the Fuzhou China Open World Tour Super 750 (November 3-8) is scheduled at the end of the year while the China Masters has already been called off.
In May, BWF uncovered the revised calendar for the upcoming season.