The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday announced that this year’s US Open and Canada Open will not take place due to the COVID-19 “restrictions and complications” across the globe.

The US Open, a Super 300 tournament on the HSBC BWF World Tour, was slated to be played from July 6 to 11, while the Super 100 tournament in Canada Open was scheduled for June 29 to July 4.

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“The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and complications left local organisers 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 were to serve as an Olympic qualifying event.

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