The BWF Tremendous-300 occasion scheduled to be held in Mulheim an der Ruhr from March 9 to 14 has been delay.
“The German Badminton Affiliation made the choice in session and settlement with the Badminton World Federation. The continuing Covid-19 restrictions and problems left native organisers no alternative however to cancel the event,” the BWF stated in a launch.
Gamers like Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth together with the combined doubles mix of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa can be upset because the German Open was initially one of many qualifying occasions for the Tokyo Olympics.
The Olympic qualification hopes of Saina and Srikanth are hanging by a thread.
The Olympic qualification begins with the Swiss Open BWF Tremendous-300 occasion to be held in Basel from March 2 to 7. Apparently, the All England Championships (March 17-21) shouldn’t be an Olympic qualifying occasion whereas the German Open was.
“It is fairly disappointing for our gamers as they’re planning to earn some rating factors from this event. We do not know what would occur with the opposite tournaments just like the Swiss Open because the Covid-19 scene in Europe shouldn’t be that encouraging,” a coach stated.