BWF Media Statement on YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2020

The YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2020 to be staged in New Delhi from 24-29 March will go ahead as planned.

Enhanced precautionary measures will be in place to ensure the welfare and safety of players, their entourage and officials.

This includes the likelihood of the tournament being staged behind closed doors without spectators.

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton Association of India (BAI) confirmed the decision after BAI consulted experts over the past few days regarding advisories issued by health authorities in India.

BWF accepts that all relevant health, safety and logistical risks have been considered in this process.

The tournament is a Super 500 event on the HSBC BWF World Tour and falls within the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying period.

BWF is continuing to monitor all official updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) with no change to the intention to stage other HSBC BWF World Tour or BWF-sanctioned tournaments at this time.


COVID-19: Important Information for the Badminton Community

Please find link above to Frequently Asked Questions related to COVID-19 and the different impacts it has on various groups within the badminton community.

It includes implications for players and teams related to regulations, entries and withdrawals, rankings and reimbursement if a tournament is cancelled or postponed.

With particular reference to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification, BWF is not at this time planning to make any adjustments to the regulations related to the Olympic qualification period.


** Please contact BWF Communications & Media Manager Lloyd Green [email protected] for any media inquiries. 

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