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Discussion in '2020 Tournaments' started by stanleyfm, Jan 25, 2020.
Wuhan cannot hold BAC, its just too dangerous want to April or December , it doesnt matter.
BWF asking/demanding/the host country for this and that actions, but not providing any service or special fund for them?
It's always easy to do the talking.
I think Badminton Asia should act quicker. Find a replacement ASAP, reduce the prize money if needed. PBSI already declined due to high cost, and I don't think Vietnam can afford that much money (judging from how they prepare for SEA Games 2021).
I don't think they plan to do anything to be honest.....
This is looking increasingly likely. The team championships are bleeding teams and Badminton Asia hasn't said anything since January 30th. That said, they may just be resigned to being forced to throw Hong Kong under the bus and proceed without them. Cancelling the Wuhan event would be a much bigger deal and they won't be able to get away with saying nothing until the last minute.
As usual slow respond and last minute action by Badminton Asia Confederation
The Badminton Asia Championships 2020 originally slated to be held in Wuhan, China – epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak – will now take place in Manila, Philippines from 21-26 April.
So this thread question has been answered, no cancellation or postponement, only relocation to Manila (PHI).
Today, Badminton Asia revealed it had been working closely with the Philippine Badminton Association (PBA) to secure visas for all athletes for the individual championships.
So it's still uncertain whether players from CHN & HK can participate or not.
It's not looking good. Even big money events in other sports have stopped.
The All England might possibly be the last event on the calendar for Olympic qualification?
I hope that the peak is gonna be soon
Two to three months minimum given the inactivity of the worlds richest nations.
Some already starts to implement some measures.
I do also think that this is only the start and the whole thing will go on until next year.
But hope I'm wrong
Yes, COVID-19 wreak havoc to sport events including badminton, no sign of abating even worse and becoming pandemic.
From Wuhan to Manila then alternative location (???), the best option is cancellation. All England is the last tournament for Race of Tokyo 2020.
According to this : https://sports.sina.com.cn/others/badmin/2020-03-19/doc-iimxyqwa1556302.shtml Macau SAR is interested to host BAC.
The only difficulty is when.
It's hard to see the future but global travel will be decreased for at least six months.
No rush to hold Asian badminton meet
Friday, 20 Mar 2020
PETALING JAYA: Badminton Asia will not rush into seeking a new date and venue for the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC) that was postponed from its initial dates from April 21-26.
Badminton Asia president Anton Aditya Subowo said he did not want badminton to be labelled as a “selfish” sport in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic.
“We have to be more sensitive to the world community,” Anton told Indonesian sports portal Detiksport.
“We can’t let badminton be seen as selfish by being persistent about organising tournaments in the current circumstances.
“This is what I have conveyed to the BWF (Badminton World Federation).”
Anton confirmed that all the members as well as the BWF have been informed about the postponement.
Anton said Macau has declared its interest to take over from Manila but Badminton Asia will be considering all aspects before making a decision.
BWF announces more suspended tournament and BAC is one of them.
COVID-19 Leads to Suspension of Further Events
Friday, March 20, 2020
TEXT BY BWF STAFF
Following last week’s announcement that the Badminton World Federation (BWF) was suspending all HSBC BWF World Tour and other BWF-sanctioned tournaments from Monday 16 March until Sunday April 12, a further five tournaments have also been cancelled or postponed.
This includes the suspension of the three Continental Confederation championships scheduled for week 17 on the BWF Tournament Calendar – one of the last chances for athletes to gain qualification for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games before the April 26 deadline.
VICTOR Croatian International 2020 (16-19 April)
Peru International 2020 (16-19 April)
2020 European Championships (21-26 April)
Badminton Asia Championships 2020 (21-26 April)
XXIV Pan Am Individual Championships 2020 (23-26 April)
The escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak globally has led the BWF, in close consultation and consensus with its Continental Confederations and Host Member Associations, to confirm the suspension of these tournaments.
All five tournaments were slated to be played within the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying period, but will no longer contribute to Olympic qualifying as they will now fall outside the qualification window.
BWF will make a further announcement on any implications related to the Olympic qualification period at a later date.