Latest Badminton News and Articles

Indian Open badminton put off over security concerns

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 28 August 2007
Posted by Hits: 1701
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An International badminton event scheduled in Hyderabad has been postponed due to security concerns after bombs killed 40 people in the southern IT hub at the weekend, national coach Pullela Gopichand said on Tuesday.

"It has been postponed and has been tentatively fixed for the second week of January," Gopichand told Reuters.

The $150,000 Indian Open championship had been scheduled from Sept. 4-9, but doubts arose following Saturday's blasts, which have been blamed on Islamist militant groups based in Bangladesh or Pakistan.

Gopichand said the decision was taken after discussions with Badminton World Federation vice-president Punch Gunalan.

Indian media had reported that Malaysian players had raised security concerns.

"He wanted players' concerns to be taken into consideration and so we took this decision."

  • No comments found



Google Plus

Replays: China Open 2015

2015 China Open Badminton Videos

Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Chen Long in same half of Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong: Reigning China Open champion Lee Chong Wei of Mal

Lee Hyun Il, Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na in Korea Masters final

Jeonju City: In a scintillating display of badminton, 35-yea

Lee Ying Ying to face Goh Jin Wei in World Junior Championships final

Lima: Unseeded Malaysian girls' singles shuttler Lee Ying Yi

Historic ranking milestone for Zhao Yunlei/Zhang Nan

Kuala Lumpur: It's getting hard to keep track of all the mix

Lin Dan displays smoking hot body to promote his own line of underwear collection

Beijing: HOT! HOT! HOT! Lin Dan shows off his super fit and

Lee Chong Wei is back! (video)

By: When He Loses, You Stay With Him!Wh

Recommended badminton news for you