Badminton: Uncertainty over Thomas and Uber Cup as ban is extended on “Large Gatherings”

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The coronavirus pandemic has stopped all sports activity across the world. It has forced Tokyo Olympic to be postponed and wimbledon is also cancelled. Now there is a uncertainty continues over hosting of Thomas and Uber Cup because Danish government extended a ban on ‘large gathering’ in the country until the end of August

As the tournament is already rescheduled to be held between 15-23 August in Denmark but now the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton Denmark are now seeking clarification from Danish authorities on the definition of the ‘large gathering’.

“How this might affect the ability to stage the TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2020 on the rescheduled dates of 15-23 August,” the BWF said in a statement.

“BWF and Badminton Denmark, along with tournament organisers, Sport Event Denmark and the local Aarhus government, will continue to work towards a solution and will make a further announcement once more information comes to hand,” the statement added.

BWF also acknowledged that the AGM 2020 and BWF Members’ Forum, both key events on the BWF calendar, could also be affected.

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