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May 13, 2021, 12.18 AM


KOMPAS.com – Tournament organizers Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) have decided to cancel the Singapore Open 2021, which was originally scheduled for June 1-6.

According to BWF, the cancellation was made due to a surge in coronavirus cases globally, which led to complex challenges in managing inbound travel.

“All attempts were made by the organizers and BWF to provide a safe tournament environment for all participants,” the BWF said in a statement on Wednesday, May 12.

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“Thus, in the interests of all players, tournament personnel, and the local community’s health and safety, the event has been canceled.”

The Super 500 event on the HSBC BWF World Tour was the last tournament offering Race to Tokyo ranking points inside the Olympic qualifying window.

BWF will issue a further statement on Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying at a later date.

(Writer: Celvin Moniaga Sipahutar | Editor: Firzie A. Idris)

Source: https://www.kompas.com/badminton/read/2021/05/12/19502898/breaking-news-bwf-resmi-batalkan-singapore-open-2021.

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