The World Badminton Federation is criticized for belittling the epidemic
Many players and coaches have criticized the World Badminton Federation (BWF) for conducting tournaments, despite the Covid-19 epidemic.
All England 2020 is the focus of badminton in the world because the reputation of the tournament is over 100 years old. However, this Super 1000 tournament faced the condemnation of Chinese badminton coaches for security and quarantine.
According to Sina, coach Gan Chaoyu said the audience is not allowed to measure body temperature, wash their hands and wear a mask when entering the yard. The coach frankly criticized the World Badminton Federation: “Don’t care about making money, do the right thing”.
On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially announced Covid-19 to become a global pandemic. After that, a series of major tournaments in Europe and around the world was postponed or canceled. However, according to the BWF announcement, badminton tournaments continue until the end of this week.
Along with that, many famous players have asked BWF to postpone all upcoming tournaments. They call it an unfair playing field, after looking at other sports like tennis, football or basketball. According to BWF regulations, the players must attend, and this is an opportunity to earn tickets for the 2020 Olympic Games.
“I ask for feathers, but not right now. The interests of the athletes, coaches and other staff are the things that need to be considered. Right now, this is an unfair playing field. You don’t. “Who knows what tournament to join and whether it’s safe or not,” tennis player Vittinghus wrote on his personal page.
Agreeing with Vittinghus, former world No. 13 Ajay Jayaram expressed: “I really think BWF should reconsider organizing the tournament until the situation is stable. They seem to be taking this lightly. most, if the players withdraw, they should be exempt from the fine “.
According to the schedule, on March 14, All England will take place semi-finals in five events, before closing the tournament on March 15.