The India Start Enormous 500 can be held from Might perchance presumably 11 to 16 and might perchance perchance merely motivate as the last qualification match for the Tokyo Olympics, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed in its contemporary calendar for the upcoming three hundred and sixty five days.
The Olympic Qualifying period for Tokyo will restart next three hundred and sixty five days and the first qualifying match might perchance be the Swiss Start from March 2 to 7 adopted by German Start from March 9-14.
The USD 400,000 India Start might perchance be the last of the 17 events to ticket points against sealing berths for the Tokyo Olympics.
“The qualification period can be extended unless Week 19 with the Indian Start 2021 being the last match in the qualification period,” the BWF mentioned in a assertion.
“Qualification can ensure from the Speed to Tokyo Rankings published on 18 Might perchance presumably 2021. BWF Council made up our minds that this also can merely furthermore be feeble for seedings the Tokyo Olympic Video games in 2021,” it added.
This three hundred and sixty five days, India Start was originally scheduled in March but postponed to December 8-13 due to COVID-19 pandemic. It was later cancelled altogether.
The contemporary-stumble on BWF calendar furthermore sees a group of tournaments postponed from first and second quarters of the season, and a handful of Grade 2 tournaments cancelled.
The BWF World Rankings will reopen following the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2020 scheduled to initiate from January 27-31 and the calculation of the next world rankings checklist can be announced on February 2.
“The level of interest has been to place cluster tournaments where possible corresponding to what’s planned for the Asian Leg in January in Thailand and we rely upon to stage a group of tournaments this kind to substantiate a extra possible match programme in 2021,” BWF Secretary Total Thomas Lund mentioned.
“The Covid-19 situation continues to offer a tense environment wherein to flee world tournaments, and even though the hope is that the COVID-19 vaccine also can merely in time ticket a world with less restrictions, BWF expects that the pandemic will quiet affect match internet place hosting in the midst of all of the of 2021,” he added.
The arena body furthermore confirmed that the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, postponed from earlier this three hundred and sixty five days, will now occur in Aarhus, Denmark.
“BWF can furthermore verify the TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 postponed earlier this three hundred and sixty five days will now occur in Aarhus in Week 41 of the season and types share of a match cluster in Denmark alongside the DANISA Denmark Start 2021 in Odense at some level of Week 42.”
BWF furthermore announced its COVID-19 enhance equipment for match hosts that offers monetary support and main points tag relieving initiatives to substantiate events can continue.
“The enhance will abet hosts duvet the costs of imposing BWF Covid-19 protocols which entails testing, preparations around resort safety, cleansing, provisions of face masks to participants, and sanitising tools,” Lund mentioned.