Badminton World Federation Secretary-General Lund revealed that in order to avoid entry and exit restrictions and epidemic prevention measures that need to be considered in various countries, the World Badminton Federation may continue to use the cluster model strategy to hold the competition in early 2021.
This means that some Tokyo Olympic points tournaments, including the Malaysia Open next April, may be bundled with other events and held in a specific country or region.
The previously postponed Tokyo Olympic Points Tournament is expected to be rematched early next year. All the 24 points that have been cancelled or postponed this year will be completed before May 2 next year. This includes Germany, Switzerland, India, Singapore Open, Asia and Europe. Intercontinental Championship.
Despite this, the World Badminton Federation must first succeed in the three Asian Tour events held in Bangkok, Thailand in January next year before it can become the blueprint for the future.
"We are studying whether it can be replicated in more cluster events in 2021. This is part of our current plan. This may be how we hold matches in the Asian Tour and how we will compete in the next cluster. Blueprint for promotion in China, but we are working hard to overcome financial complexity."
On the other hand, Lund felt pressure from the media and pointed out that the BWF was hesitant to restart the season, causing players and fans from all over the world to feel frustrated.
"Holding this level of competition is very complicated and the project is huge. Due to time constraints, we cannot hold it before January because this is the best time for logistical arrangements."
Lund also pointed out the complexity faced by the World Badminton Federation and responded to the reason why badminton is more difficult to recover than other sports.
"If there is no need to cross the borders of so many countries, there will be no such difficult challenge. In our normal competition structure, we have 300 to 400 players from 40 to 60 countries. The main challenge is that they need to leave their own Countries and then enter the host country to comply with the quarantine restrictions imposed by different countries."
"This makes it very complicated to gather a lot of people in one place. That's why we try to solve the problem through the cluster strategy created in Thailand, so that we can play several games in the same place." (All Sports)