The YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2020 to be staged in New Delhi from 24-29 March will go ahead as planned.
Enhanced precautionary measures will be in place to ensure the welfare and safety of players, their entourage, and officials.
This includes the likelihood of the tournament being staged behind closed doors without spectators.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton Association of India (BAI) confirmed the decision after BAI consulted experts over the past few days regarding advisories issued by the health authorities in India.
BWF accepts that all relevant health, safety and logistical risks have been considered in this process.
The tournament is a Super 500 event on the HSBC BWF World Tour and falls within the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying period.
BWF is continuing to monitor all official updates on Covid-19 (Coronavirus) with no change to the intention to stage other HSBC BWF World Tour or BWF-sanctioned tournaments at this stage.
FAQs – Frequently asked Questions and Answers
Please see list of FAQs on tournament participation and the Coronavirus / COVID-19 on the announcements page of the BWF website (linked here).
BWF continues to monitor official updates on COVID-19 with the health, safety and wellbeing of players, their entourage, fans, officials and other parties as the top priority.