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US Open 2022 badminton tournament cancelled due to COVID-related organisational complications

This is the third consecutive time that the US Open has been cancelled. The 2020 and 2021 editions were too cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Published on - 7 June 2022 9:05 pm

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday announced that the US Open 2022 has been cancelled due to COVID-related organizational complications. The decision was taken after USA Badminton concluded that it was no longer feasible for them to host their tournament this year due to organizational complications coming out of COVID-19. Notably, the US Open is a Super 300 tournament on the BWF World Tour and was scheduled for October 4 to 9.

“USA Badminton concluded that it was no longer feasible for them to host their tournament this year due to organisational complications coming out of COVID-19,” BWF in a statement said.

This is the third consecutive time that the US Open has been cancelled. The 2020 and 2021 editions were too cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last time the tournament was held was in 2019 when it was hosted at Titan Gym in Fullerton, California, United States. Lin Chun-Yi had bagged the men’s singles title while Wang Zhiyi had won in the women’s category.

US Open 2022 badminton tournament cancelled due to COVID-related organisational complications

With the US Open canceled, the 2022 badminton season will now feature 30 tournaments. The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England in July-August and the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China in September add up to the exciting badminton season ahead.

Also, it makes the 2022 season a bit tough for the players as they will have to rely on other tournaments in the last quarter to collect crucial points that will help them qualify for the BWF World Tour Finals. Notably, World Tour Finals features the top eight players and pairs from each category. The season-ending BWF World Tour Finals will be held in Guangzhou, China from December 14.

US Open 2022 badminton tournament cancelled due to COVID-related organisational complications

Currently, India’s Lakshya Sen is leading the ranking in the Men’s Singles category with 28,950 points while PV Sindhu is leading the rankings in the Women’s Singles category with 40,810 points. Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy are also in the hunt to qualify for the season-end tournament as they occupy the 2nd and 3rd slot in their designated category.

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