Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced the revised list of events to signal the restart of competitive badminton suspended following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

The revamped calendar of the BWF has scheduled the $400,000 India Open badminton in New Delhi from December 8 to 13.

Besides the India Open, originally scheduled in March, the country will also hold the annual $170,000 Syed Modi India International at Lucknow from November 17 to 22. However, this World Tour Super 300 tournament clashes with the cash-rich $1,350,000 Indonesia Open, a World Tour Super 1000 event.

In addition, India has been allotted the $90,000 Hyderabad Open, a BWF Tour Super 100 event, from August 11 to 16.

Apart from the World Tour events, BWF’s premier team competition, Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, will be held from October 3 to 11 at Aarhus, Denmark.

Ten lower-category events remain cancelled while four suspended competitions – German Open, Swiss Open, European Championships and Australian Open await suitable dates.

Following is the revised schedule of BWF World Tour in 2020:

Sept. 1-6 – Taipei Open (Taipei) Sept. 8-13 – Korea Open (Seoul) Sept. 15-20 – China Open (Changzhou) Sept. 22-27 – Japan Open (Tokyo) Oct. 13-18 – Denmark Open (Odense) Oct. 20-25 – French Open (Paris) and New Zealand Open (Auckland) Oct. 27-Nov. 1- Macau Open (Macau) Nov. 3-8 – China Open (Fuzhao) Nov. 10-15 – Hong Kong Open (Hong Kong) Nov. 17-22 – Indonesia Open (Jakarta) and Syed Modi International (Lucknow) Nov. 24-29 – Malaysia Open (Kuala Lumpur) and Korea Open (Gwangju) Dec. 1-6 – Thailand Open (Bangkok) Dec. 8-13 – India Open (New Delhi) Dec. 16-20 – BWF World Tour Finals (Guangzhou).


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