THE BA of Malaysia (BAM) support Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) decision to postpone the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup.
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world body have called off the the two events, originally scheduled for May 16-24 in Aarhus, Denmark.
The Thomas and Uber Cup have been shifted to Aug 15-23 in Aarhus.
BAM secretary general Datuk Kenny Goh said yesterday, postponing the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup was the right thing to do.
“We fully support it. The welfare of the players and officials is top priority here.
“We’re glad that BWF made the decision to postpone the tournament.”
BWF have also halted all Olympic qualification events on their World Tour calendar.
Meanwhile, Kenny confirmed that all the national shuttlers, who tested negative for Covid-19, have been told to go home.
Following the All England championships last week, the players and coaches were quarantined at the Academy Badminton Malaysia (ABM) in Bukit Kiara.
Following the Movement Control Order (MCO), all training programmes at the national training centre have been put on hold.
“Initially they were all quarantined at ABM but after being cleared by the NSC (National Sports Council) and NSI (National Sport Institute), we have told the players to go home.
“Except for a few foreign coaches who live here (ABM), everyone else has left,” Kenny added.