Upcoming tournament in Bengaluru, scheduled to be played from April 18 to 25 has been postponed. Junior and sub-junior competitions in Hyderabad, which were slated to be held in May, have been postponed. Earlier, BWF announced that the Russian Open 2021 and Indonesia Masters 2021 Super 100 have been cancelled.
For the first time, six people are being honoured with the national sports awards in badminton. The men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy has been picked for the Arjuna award. The awardees will receive their awards from President Ram Nath Kovind at a specially organized function through virtual mode on August 29, 2020.
The Supreme Court Monday sought the Centre's response on a PIL seeking removal of Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from the post of President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI), alleging that his appointment was in violation of the apex court order that a minister or a public servant cannot become an office bearer in a sports body.