Taipei Open badminton: BWF cancels Taipei open over COVID-19 pandemic for 2nd straight year

Taipei Open badminton: BWF cancels Taipei open over COVID-19 pandemic for 2nd straight year
Taipei Open badminton: BWF cancels Taipei open over COVID-19 pandemic for 2nd straight year

Taipei Open badminton: BWF cancels Taipei open over COVID-19 pandemic for 2nd straight year: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) was on Saturday forced to cancel next month’s Taipei Open World Tour Super 300 due to “complications regarding the staging” of the event in wake of the COVID19 pandemic.

The Taipei Open was scheduled to be held from September 7 to 12 at Taipei City.

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Taipei Open badminton: BWF cancels Taipei open over COVID-19 pandemic for 2nd straight year

“Further to Wednesday’s announcement detailing updates to the BWF Tournament Calendar 2021, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm the YONEX Taipei Open 2021 is now cancelled,” the apex body said.

“This follows unexpected COVID-19 complications regarding the staging of the tournament, leaving local organisers no choice but to cancel.

“The BWF regrets the sudden change of direction but remains committed to delivering a safe and structured series of badminton tournaments for the rest of the year.”

Indian player HS Prannoy expressed his disappointment at the development.

“Wow beautiful. I think I better start playing tennis,” he tweeted, reacting to the news.

 The governing body had cancelled the Korea Open and Macau Open on Wednesday due to rising cases of COVID-19 pandemic in the region.

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