The occasion, initially scheduled for Might was rescheduled to Oct earlier than being shifted once more to Jan 2021.© AFP
The 2020 World Junior Badminton Championships, as a consequence of be held in New Zealand, had been cancelled Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic. The occasion, initially scheduled for Might was rescheduled to October earlier than being shifted once more to January 2021. Thomas Lund, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) secretary-general, stated journey and entry restrictions, quarantine guidelines and complexities associated to the Covid-19 pandemic made staging the occasion “not possible”.
“The continuing Covid-19 restrictions and uncertainty left BWF, Badminton New Zealand and match organisers no selection however to cancel the occasion,” the BWF stated in an announcement.
With a bunch for the following version in 2021 already in place, additional postponement was not an possibility, the BWF stated.
However BWF have accepted a proposal for New Zealand to stage the 2024 version as a substitute for the version misplaced.
Badminton New Zealand chief government Joe Hitchcock stated the cancellation was “tremendously” disappointing, however agreed that it was the proper determination to make.
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