As widely expected, the inaugural $90,000 Hyderabad Open, announced as part of the Badminton World Federation calendar for 2020, stands cancelled.

On Thursday, the BWF announced its decision to cancel the event, a Super 100 event on the lower-tier BWF Tour scheduled from August 11 to 16, after getting the nod from Badminton Association of India (BAI). The prevailing situation owing to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the authorities to cancel the event.

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Two other events, an already-suspended Australian Open (June 2-7) and Korea Open (November 24-29) have also been cancelled.

“BWF and Badminton Association of India have agreed to cancel the Hyderabad Open 2020 (11-16 August) – a Super 100 on the BWF Tour,” the BWF said in a statement.

“These changes announced today are necessary but do not directly impact the new BWF…

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