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.
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.
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)
|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|