The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday announced that this year’s US Open and Canada Open will not take place due to the coronavirus ‘restriction and complications’ across the world.
The US Open, a Super 300 tournament on the HSBC BWF World Tour, was scheduled to be played from July 6 to 11, while the Super 300 in Canada was scheduled for June 29 to July 4.
“The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and complications left local organizers no choice but to cancel the tournaments,” BWF said in a statement.
“The respective decisions of USA Badminton and Badminton Canada were made in consultation and agreement with the BWF,” it added.
The cancellations follow the news that Badminton Asia has postponed its flagship event, the Asia Championships, which was to be an Olympic qualifying event.
“The continental championship was to count towards the Race to Tokyo Rankings, but as it is not possible to reschedule the tournament within the Olympic Qualification period, the points will no longer be included,” the BWF said.
No replacement tournament would be added, according to BWF.