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Badminton targets August 11 resumption, India players unhappy


International badminton, frozen since mid-March because of the Covid-19 pandemic, is scheduled to resume on August 11 with the Hyderabad Open. Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced a revamped calendar for the year on Friday with several tournaments cancelled or rescheduled.

The calendar aims to pack in 22 tournaments in five months with the season-ending World Tour Finals in Guangzhou from December 16-20. India will host two more tournaments, Syed Modi India International (Nov 17-22) in Lucknow and India Open, originally scheduled in March, in New Delhi from Dec 8-13.

Global badminton came to a standstill after the All England championships ...


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