German Open 2021 badminton tournament cancelled owing to coronavirus

The German Badminton Association made the decision 'in consultation and agreement' with the Badminton World Federation (BWF), the sport's global governing body said in a statement.

Press Trust of India February 11, 2021 21:44:14 IST
German Open 2021 badminton tournament cancelled owing to coronavirus

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New Delhi: The upcoming Yonex German Open 2021 was on Thursday cancelled owing to restrictions imposed in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tournament was to be held in Mlheim an der Ruhr from 9-14 March.

The German Badminton Association made the decision "in consultation and agreement" with the Badminton World Federation (BWF), the sport's global governing body said in a statement.

"The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and complications left local organisers no choice but to cancel the tournament," the BWF added.

The YONEX German Open is a Super 300 tournament on the HSBC BWF World Tour.

The new-look BWF calendar, which was released last December, sees a number of tournaments postponed from first and second quarters of the season, and a handful of Grade 2 tournaments cancelled.

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