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Yonex Sunrise India Open to be conducted between March 30 to April 4, 2021 with support assured from the Sports Ministry

The World Tour Super 500 event, Yonex Sunrise India Open is scheduled to happen between March 30 to April 4, 2021, at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi. The tournament will count for qualification to the Tokyo Olympics and will be the first international badminton tournament hosted by India after the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

In a discussion between the Honourable Sports Minister Shri. Kiren Rijiju and BAI General Secretary Ajay Singhania, the Sports ministry has now assured Badminton Association of India (BAI) of all possible help to help conduct the World Tour Super 500 event. The BAI secretary called it a fruitful discussion.

BAI General Secretary’s statement

BAI General Secretary Ajay Singhania said, ” Yonex Sunrise India Open 2021 will be a crucial Olympics Qualifier tournament and shuttlers from all over the world are keen to come and play here. I have explained the situation to Honourable Sports Minister in detail and requested him to consider the current international practice of a mandatory 72-hour prior test and negative certification instead of 14 days of quarantine. We have been assured that the issue will be resolved and all necessary support from the ministry will be provided to bring back the action in India and conduct the superseries.”

“Kiren Rijiju ji has assured to resolve the issue and provide all necessary support. As much as BAI and the Sports Ministry is keen to bring back the badminton action in India. I hope we will get to see badminton making a resounding return to India with the Indian Open Superseries”, Mr Singhania added.

Earlier this year, The Hyderabad Open Super 100 which was to be held in August was cancelled due to the worsening situation of the Pandemic. The conduct of India Open 2021 will be an uphill task for the host association with the COVID safety protocols in place. The hope is that the pandemic situation might get better. The decision to organize the event is nevertheless a  huge boost to the resumption of sports activities, along with the full support of the sports ministry.

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