Thursday, 24 Sep 2020
SPORTS
16/09/2020 12:12 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 -- The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will continue with its planned agenda despite the postponement of the Thomas and Uber 2020 Cup finals to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BAM president Tan Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said the country's badminton governing body would be going ahead with the two-day President's Cup competition scheduled to begin tomorrow.

He said the postponement of the prestigious international tournaments also gave BAM the opportunity to plan several training programmes to ensure the players remained sharp.

"We agree with the BWF's decision but we will continue with the President's Cup competition. Among other things, it ensures that the national players remain competitive and are always mentally and physically ready to face upcoming tournaments.

"Players should not feel disappointed, because BAM will organise internal tournaments such as the President's Cup, and this postponement gives us the opportunity to plan other programmes while waiting for the next tournament," he told Bernama, today.

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) in a statement earlier today confirmed that the Thomas and Uber 2020 Cup finals scheduled to take place from Oct 3 to 11 in Aarhus, Denmark would be postponed to next year, with the dates to be determined soon.

This comes following the withdrawal of a number of participating teams from the tournament due to fears over the pandemic.

-- BERNAMA

 

 


 

ABOUT US

Malaysian National News Agency
Wisma BERNAMA
No.28 Jalan BERNAMA
Off Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Tel : +603-2693 9933 (General Line)
Email : helpdesk[at]bernama.com

Categories

General
Business
Sports
Politics
World
Features
Thoughts
Infographics
Videos
Images
Exclusive Press

Copyrights

Disclaimer
Privacy Policy
Security Policy