The BWF World Tour was shut down following the completion of the All England Championships in March as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
“I withdrew from Denmark Open. I made a decision that I’ll begin the season from January solely with the Asian tour,” Saina, the London Olympics bronze-medallist, instructed PTI.
The husband-wife duo had earlier despatched their entries for the USD 750,000 match and likewise submitted their consent letter to the Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI) final month for a similar.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) postponed the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals (Oct 3-11), three occasions in Asia (in November) to 2021 and likewise cancelled the Denmark Masters (Oct 20-25).
The Denmark Open is thus the one World Tour occasion scheduled to be held within the the rest of the season.
Requested if she has any health issues, Saina, a two-time Commonwealth Video games gold medallist, mentioned: “There isn’t a damage situation but when three tournaments had been there it will have made sense… I believed straight from January, I can go for the Asian tour.”
The withdrawal of former world no.1 Saina, one of many Olympic hopefuls for subsequent yr’s Tokyo Video games, means there will probably be no Indian participation within the ladies’s singles occasion at Odense as world champion PV Sindhu has already pulled out.
Kashyap, presently ranked world No.24, additionally determined to skip the occasion for related causes.
“I too really feel it isn’t well worth the danger to go all the way in which for one match. It’s higher to begin the season afresh taking part within the Asia leg from January,” the London Video games quarterfinalist mentioned.
In line with the adjusted worldwide calender, Badminton World Federation had deliberate to host three back-to-back occasions in Denmark — Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, Denmark Open and Denmark Masters.
This was to be adopted by three successive occasions in Asia, together with the World Tour Finals.
Nonetheless, BWF determined to postpone the Thomas and Uber Cup to 2021 after prime groups withdrew as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic and likewise cancelled the Denmark Masters.
The apex physique additionally deferred the Asia leg to January as a result of present circumstances.
Former world no.1 Kidambi Srikanth, younger Lakshya Sen, Ajay Jayaram and Subhankar Dey are the one Indians who will compete within the Denmark Open.