BWF said – After reviewing the qualification system, the final decision will be on freezing the world ranking.
In the world rankings of singles, the top-16 players get direct entry into the Olympics, while the cutoff in the doubles is of the top-8
Dainik Bhaskar Mar 25, 2020, 07:28 PM IST Sports Desk. The World Badminton Federation (BWF) welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics, saying it could freeze (stabilize) the world rankings until the start of the international tournament. But the final decision will be taken only after reviewing all the technical aspects related to it, which will be announced soon.
The BWF went on to say – what will be the situation in the next 12 months. We have to review any impact on the qualification system of the Olympics and Paralympics, so that the players who qualify in the games after 1 year get equal opportunities. Indian players Saina Nehwal, B.V. Sai Praneeth, P Kashyap and HS Prannoy have voiced their concerns about world ranking. According to the rules, the top-16 players in the world rankings get direct entry into the Olympics, while in doubles, if two teams of a country are in the top-8 in the world rankings, both get straight into the Olympics, while the top- The same pair can achieve the Olympic quota if they stay at 16.
Prior to the BWF Thomas and Uber Cup tie-ups, the BWF postponed the Thomas and Uber Cup badminton team tournament due to the threat of coronavirus. The tournament was to be held from 16 to 24 May and will now be held from 15 to 23 August. Other BWF postponed tournaments include the Croatian International (April 16–19), Peru International (April 16–19), the European Championship (April 21–26), the Badminton Asia Championship (April 21–26) and the PanAm Individual Championship (April 23– 26) are included.