Thomas and Uber Cup: Uncertainty continues over rescheduled tournament

Thomas and Uber Cup was rescheduled to be held in August but fresh doubts emerged on Tuesday after the Danish government extended a ban on large gatherings.

Representative image: Uncertainty continues over this year's Thomas and Uber Cup.   -  Getty Images

The already rescheduled Thomas and Uber Cup on Tuesday came under fresh doubts following the Danish government’s decision to extend a ban on “larger gatherings” in the country until the end of August.

The badminton tournament was rescheduled to be held between August 15-23 in Denmark but the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton Denmark are now seeking clarification from Danish authorities on the definition of “larger gatherings“.

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”....and how this might affect the ability to stage the TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2020 on the rescheduled dates of 15-23 August,” the BWF said in a statement.

“BWF and Badminton Denmark, along with tournament organisers, Sport Event Denmark and the local Aarhus government, will continue to work towards a solution and will make a further announcement once more information comes to hand,” the statement added.

BWF also acknowledged that the AGM 2020 and BWF Members’ Forum, both key events on the BWF calendar, could also be affected.

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