BWF secretary basic Thomas Lund stated: “We’re, in fact, dissatisfied not to have the ability to stage the 2020 model of the BWF World Junior Championships, however the entry restrictions in place and complexities associated to the Covid-19 state of affairs make it unimaginable for the occasion to be deliberate and subsequently hosted in New Zealand in January 2021 as at present scheduled.”
Because the hosts for 2021, 2022 and 2023 world junior championships had been already awarded by the BWF Council in 2018, the world physique has allotted the 2024 championships to Badminton New Zealand.
“We want to thank Badminton New Zealand, event organisers, its companions ATEED and the New Zealand Authorities for his or her enthusiasm and dedication to staging the World Junior Championships,” stated Lund, including that BWF determined to award the 2024 occasion to New Zealand.
“It solely appears honest recognition of their efforts to stage these championships that we award them the 2024 version. We respect that some junior gamers will flip 19 years outdated in 2021 and sadly miss out on a BWF World Junior Championships expertise. We are able to solely encourage them to proceed to develop their expertise as badminton athletes and begin to enter open worldwide occasions,” he added.
Lund hoped that worldwide calendar can be extra constant subsequent 12 months.
“It has been a tough and a unprecedented 12 months in the course of the pandemic however all of us stay up for a extra constant junior worldwide badminton calendar in 2021 and the subsequent BWF World Junior Championships in China in October 2021,” the secretary basic stated.