Shuttlers asked to give written consent for playing in Denmark Open | Badminton News

The Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI) has indicated that shuttlers taking part on the Denmark Open Tremendous750 event at Odense subsequent month can be doing so at their very own threat.
The gamers should give their written consent to the federation that they’ll take full duty for his or her journey and participation on the occasion amid the Covid-19 pandemic, BAI mentioned in an electronic mail to these planning to participate within the $750,000 World Tour occasion.
Asking the gamers to ship the consent by September 17, the BAI electronic mail mentioned: “In case no communication is acquired within the stipulated time, we are going to perceive that you’re not prepared to take part within the Danisa Denmark Open 2020.”
The Denmark Open was sandwiched between the Thomas & Uber Cup Finals and the Danish Masters in what was Badminton World Federation‘s grand try at restarting the circuit.
However the Thomas and Uber Cup was postponed following a spate of withdrawals whereas the Danish Masters was cancelled, leaving the Denmark Open to announce the game’s revival on October 13.
Amongst these participating from India are PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth, Lakshya Sen, Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy. Whereas they’re BAI’s picks as high Olympic probables, there are different non-public entries as effectively. All of them, invariably, should give in to BAI’s situation if they’re eager on travelling to Odense.
“The Danisa Denmark Open 2020 can be occurring as per BWF schedule from October 13-18. Since BWF has proven their incapacity to organise the Thomas & Uber Cup at current attributable to Covid-19 and the current circumstances in Europe, it’s hereby determined that gamers who’ve entered within the Danisa Denmark Open 2020 can be travelling / taking part at their very own duty because of the present pandemic,” the e-mail mentioned.
The e-mail reveals that BAI solely needs to be a mere forwarding company and never a sports activities physique backing its gamers throughout the sport’s restart. Additionally, it’s a utterly totally different image of itself that the federation has projected throughout the nation after having acknowledged on Monday that it has all the time backed BWF in its efforts to restart worldwide badminton.
In a message to BAI secretary Ajay Singhania, BWF secretary Thomas Lund thanked the federation for the assist and mentioned: “…The Denmark Open will nonetheless go forward and we ask that when you (have) entered gamers, proceed to assist this event. It stays a precedence to restart worldwide badminton.” Regardless of repeated makes an attempt, BAI secretary Ajay Singhania could not be reached for remark.

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