Sudirman Cup Badminton: India seeded 9th, BAI to select Indian team via selection trials

Sudirman Cup Badminton: India seeded 9th, BAI to select Indian team via selection trials
Sudirman Cup Badminton: India seeded 9th, BAI to select Indian team via selection trials

Sudirman Cup – India Seeded 9th: India will enter Badminton Mixed Team competition Sudirman CUP as seeded team. India along with England, Russia and Egypt have been placed in the 9 to 16 bracket. Badminton Association of India will announce the Indian team in the next few days after selection trials in Hyerabad.

BWF cancels Korea Open, Macau Open and World Junior badminton championships indefinitely due to COVID-19

Sudirman Cup Badminton: India seeded 9th, BAI to select Indian team via selection trials

Sudirman Cup – India Seeded 9th: As expected China, the 11-time champions have been given top billing followed by the four-time champions South Korea and Indonesia in the Sudirman Cup badminton mixed team championship to be held from September 26 to October 3 at Vantaa in Finland.

The Indian team has reached the quarterfinals once before losing to the eventual champions China in 2011. Indians made their debut in 2009, 20 years after the tournament began which was won by Indonesia in 1989.

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Sudirman Cup seeding

1. China 2. Japan 3. Indonesia 4. Chinese Taipei .5/8 South Korea, Thailand Denmark, Malaysia, 9/16 India, England, Canada, Germany, Russia France, Australia and Egypt

BWF Calendar: New calendar announced, Korean Open & Macau Open cancelled

The Korea Masters 2021 which was previously listed as postponed is also now cancelled. The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and complications left local organisers no choice but to cancel the tournaments.

The following tournaments are cancelled:
• Korea Open 2021
• Macau Open 2021

BWF also announced new dates for Thomas & Uber Cup Finals to be hosted by Denmark in Aarhus from October 9 to 17 and World Tour Finals to be held at Bali will be conducted from December 1 to 5

At least a dozen tournaments across the globe have been cancelled earlier by the BWF including the Hyderabad Open to be held from August 24.

However, India will host three tournaments – Syed Modi India International, a BWF World Tour Super 300 event, from October 12 – 17 at Lucknow, India Junior International GP from October 14 – 17 at Pune and Infosys Foundation India International Challenge from October 19 – 24 at Bengaluru.

The BWF World Junior Championships to be hosted in China in 2021 are postponed. Unfortunately, it is not feasible to conduct any tournaments in China this year. No replacement dates or locations have been set.

The SaarLorLux Open 2021 in Saarbrücken, Germany has been upgraded to HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500 status and will be played under the new name of Hylo Open 2021. It will round out the European Leg of the HSBC BWF WORLD Tour following stops in Denmark and France.

A few other remaining tournaments are still categorised as postponed. Final decisions on those tournaments will come at a later date:

  • PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2021 (Super 500)
  • CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open 2021 (Super 750)
Week Tournament Dates City Level
36 YONEX Taipei Open 2021 07-12 Sep Taipei City HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300
39 TotalEnergies BWF Sudirman Cup Finals 2021 26 Sep – 03 Oct Vantaa Major Championships
41 TotalEnergies BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 09-17 Oct Aarhus Major Championships
41 Syed Modi International 2021 12-17 Oct Lucknow HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300
42 VICTOR Denmark Open 2021 19-24 Oct Odense V HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000
43 YONEX French Open 2021 26-31 Oct Paris HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750
44 Hylo Open 2021 (formerly SaarLorLux Open) 02-07 Nov Saarbrücken HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500
46 Indonesia Masters 2021 16-21 Nov Bali HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750
47 Indonesia Open 2021 23-28 Nov Bali HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000
48 HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 01-05 Dec Bali HSBC BWF World Tour Finals
50 TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2021 12-19 Dec Huelva Major Championships