Badminton Association of Malaysia and the Badminton World Federation have jointly agreed to postpone the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open championship scheduled to start from May 25 to 30, according to a BWF
release on Friday.
“All attempts were made by the organisers and the BWF to provide a safe tournament environment for all the participants, but the recent surge in cases left no choice but to postpone the tournament,” the statement said.
It may be mentioned here that the Malaysian and the Singapore Opens (the second one to follow immediately after the first one) are th last two qualifying events for the Tokyo Olympics to be held this July.
Importantly, the BWF confirmed that the rescheduled tournament will no longer take place in the Olympic qualifying window.
New tournament dates will be announced at a…