Chances of Saina, Srikanth qualifying for Olympics virtually over with Singapore Open cancellation
Star Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth's chances of booking berths for Tokyo Olympics are all but over after the world body on Wednesday cancelled the last qualifying event in Singapore due to the coronavirus-related travel restrictions.
''In the interests of all players, tournament personnel and the local community’s health and safety, the event has been cancelled. BWF can confirm the tournament will not be rescheduled,'' the BWF said in a statement.
''All attempts were made by the organisers and BWF to provide a safe tournament environment for all participants. However, rising COVID-19 cases globally led to complex challenges in managing inbound travel.'' The BWF said it will issue a further statement on Tokyo Olympics qualifying at a later date.
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