The league, which is among the highest prize cash badminton tournaments on the earth, was initially scheduled to happen within the final week of December in Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.
Nevertheless, SportzLive, the official license holder of the league underneath the aegis of the Badminton Association of India (BAI), determined to postpone the occasion as a result of prevailing circumstances.
With the sporting world regularly returning to the observe, the organisers are eager to roll out the season subsequent 12 months.
“We’ve got been fortunate to get a window in December-January for the final 5 years however COVID has turned life the other way up. Worldwide journey can also be banned until December 31 in order that can also be an issue. We’ve got to consider gamers’ security in these instances,” Prasad Mangipudi, MD, SportzLive advised PTI.
PBL is a sought-after international badminton league having six-franchise-based groups, who compete in a house and away format.
The fifth version of the match was held from January 20 to February 9 throughout 4 cities early this 12 months.
Mangipudi is hopeful worldwide journey restrictions can be eased and issues can be higher subsequent 12 months with the announcement of vaccines.
“This 12 months’s version would have occurred in cities like Pune, Mumbai, Delhi that are most hit. Additionally, there may be Asia leg in January after which the Olympic qualifiers however we hope to host the occasion between the Olympics and the top of the final qualifying match in Could.
“Then we will get some key gamers, together with the Tokyo-bound gamers, who could take this occasion as a match observe forward of the Video games as you may have assured 5-6 matches on this occasion.
“However now we have to attend and watch, cannot say something proper now. Hoping as soon as now we have a vaccine in January-February, issues will get clear and we will lock a date.”
Denmark Open (October) is the one worldwide occasion that has been held this 12 months for the reason that All England Open in March.
Because of the pandemic, the BWF had rescheduled the Asian leg to subsequent 12 months with the Asia Open I slated for January 12-17, adopted by Asia Open II from January 19-24 and the BWF World Tour Finals from January 27-31.