KUALA LUMPUR – The 2020 Malaysian Open badminton championship scheduled for March 31 to April 5 at the Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil, has been temporarily postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) said the decision was made in accordance with the decision made by the Malaysian government to suspend all sporting events until the end of April 2020 in hopes to control the spread of the said virus.
“The suspension of the circuit will come into effect following the completion of the Yonex All England Open in Birmingham. Ticket buyers will be reimbursed, with the refunds to commence on Monday (March 16) and the process will take eight working days.”
Badminton World Federation (BWF) also issued a statement suspending all BWF World Tour and other BWF-sanctioned tournaments from March 16 until April 12 due to Covid-19 spreading globally. This will include tournaments such as Swiss Open 2020, India Open 2020, Orleans Masters 2020, Malaysia Open 2020, and Singapore Open 2020 and a number of international Grade Three tournaments. Badminton World Federation (BWF) will issue further announcement regarding regulations related to Tokyo Olympics qualification at a later date.