The upcoming Yonex German Open 2021 was on Thursday cancelled owing to restrictions imposed in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tournament was to be held in Mülheim an der Ruhr from March 9-14.
The German Badminton Association made the decision “in consultation and agreement” with the Badminton World Federation (BWF), the sport’s global governing body said in a statement.
“The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and complications left local organisers no choice but to cancel the tournament,” the BWF added.
The YONEX German Open is a Super 300 tournament on the HSBC BWF World Tour.
The new-look BWF calendar, which was released last December, sees a number of tournaments postponed from first and second quarters of the season, and a handful of Grade 2 tournaments cancelled.