The Thomas and Uber cup which was marked as the resumption of international badminton has been officially postponed for now. The postponement came after several countries pulled back owing to Covid-19 outbreak.
The Badminton World Federation informed that multiple countries like Indonesia, Australia, Korea, Algeria, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong have taken their participation back. Indonesia and South Korea were the new addition in the list of countries on Friday to join other countries in pulling out.
The Thomas and Uber cup was to be held in March but due to Covid-19, it was rescheduled to be held from October 3 to 11 in Denmark.
“The Badminton World Federation (BWF), in full consultation and agreement with local host Badminton Denmark, has made the tough decision to postpone the TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 in Aarhus, Denmark,” BWF said in a statement.
BWF has also said that it is looking into probable dates but the tournament is unlikely to be conducted before 2021.
“The decision comes following the withdrawal of a number of participating teams from the TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals and the European leg of the adjusted HSBC BWF World Tour. “BWF is looking into possible alternative dates to reschedule the World Men’s and Women’s Team Championships, but on dates not before into 2021.”
Earlier, India’s camp was also hit by the pandemic as their training camp was cancelled after several players didn’t agree to the quarantine condition set by the Sports Authority of India(SAI).