The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced that the Thomas and Uber Cup will be postponed to next year after a series of withdrawals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scheduled to be held in Denmark from October 3 to 11, the Thomas and Uber Cup was set mark the resumption of international badminton after it came to a halt in March because of the virus.
Countries that withdrew include Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong.
“The decision comes following the withdrawal of a number of participating teams from the championship and the European-leg of the adjusted HSBC BWF World Tour,” a BWF release said.
“The BWF, in collaboration with Badminton Denmark, has for many months been preparing for a safe return to international badminton. This includes going to extreme lengths to preserve the health and…