he Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Wednesday announced that it has cancelled the 2020 Swiss Open and the 2020 European Championships due to the unavailability of dates for the two tournaments.
“There are further changes to the status of badminton tournaments this year with the YONEX Swiss Open 2020 and 2020 European Championships now cancelled,” the BWF said in a release.
“Both previously carried ‘suspended’ status until suitable replacement dates could be found.”
The Swiss Open was initially scheduled to take place from March 17 to 22 and was suspended due to the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The BWF said that after consultation with the tournament organisers and Swiss Badminton, it was decided that it was “no longer feasible” to hold the Super 300 event at any latter date.
The European Championships were scheduled to be held from April 21 to 26 in Kiev, Ukraine and was provisionally suspended.
“Badminton Europe and the Ukrainian Badminton Federation also agreed that it was best to cancel the 2020 European Championships in Kyiv, originally scheduled for 21-26 April 2020,” said the BWF.
“Ukrainian Badminton Federation has agreed to host the 2021 version and it will be staged in the same Ukrainian city from April 27 to May 2, 2021.”