Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal believes the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has taken the right decision in postponing the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals which was earlier scheduled to be held from October 3-11 in Denmark.
“I think it’s the right decision because coronavirus is still there and there are few concerns like travelling, food and BWF is also saying it’s our responsibility if we get corona so how can we be ready with that risk to play tournaments…and i feel that’s why so many withdrawals …
Meaning it’s players responsibility if we get corona (sic),” Nehwal told FirstSportz.
The BWF on Tuesday suspended the tournament after the withdrawal of several teams amid raging COVID-19 pandemic. Several countries like Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong kong had withdrawn from the prestigious event, citing security concerns.
Saina Nehwal questioned BWF
The Olympic bronze medallist, Nehwal, on Sunday, had questioned the timing of the event and took to social media to express her concern.
She said,“7 countries have withdrawn from tournament cause of the pandemic…Is it safe enough to conduct this tournament during this time ??… (Thomas and Uber Cup 2020) #coronavirus.”
The tournament was scheduled in May but was suspended to August due to the dreadful outbreak before being shifted to October 3-11 when the government extended its prohibition on a large number of gatherings.