German Open 2021 badminton tournament cancelled owing to coronavirus


New Delhi: The upcoming Yonex German Open 2021 was on Thursday cancelled owing to restrictions imposed in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tournament was to be held in Mlheim an der Ruhr from 9-14 March.

The German Badminton Association made the decision “in consultation and agreement” with the Badminton World Federation (BWF), the sport’s global governing body said in a statement.

“The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and complications left local organisers no choice but to cancel the tournament,” the BWF added.

The YONEX German Open is a Super 300 tournament on the HSBC BWF World Tour.

The new-look BWF calendar, which was released last December, sees a number of tournaments postponed from first and second quarters of the season, and a handful of Grade 2 tournaments cancelled.

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