India Open Badminton Postponed Again Due To COVID-19

New Delhi: Alarming increase in the COVID-19 cases has forced the postponement of the country’s biggest badminton tournament, the $400,000 India Open, once again.

Scheduled at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall here from May 11-16, the Super 500 event was postponed indefinitely following an exponential surge in positive cases.

“It is unfortunate but after consultation with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and the Delhi government we have decided to postpone the tournament,” Badminton Association of India (BAI) secretary general Ajay Singhania said in a virtual conference on Monday.

Fresh dates will be announced by BWF later. “The Delhi government has announced a lockdown. We are not sure what the future holds. The (Covid) numbers are just too high. Whenever it is suitable we will hold the tournament again.”

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