Coronavirus: Badminton World Federation Suspends Lagos International Classics 

Coronavirus: Badminton World Federation Suspends Lagos International Classics 

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has suspended the Lagos International Badminton Classics due to the coronavirus outbreak, Completesports.com reports.

This was confirmed in a letter sent to the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) by the BWF on Wednesday.

The classics was billed to take place from the 1st – 4th July 2020.

Also suspended is the 4th Iran Junior International Series 2020 on Semnan, Iran which was suppose to hold from 14th to 17th September, 2020.

Aside from BFN, the Badminton Confederation of Africa, the Lagos State government through the Lagos State Sports Commission were also notified by the world body.

Commenting on the suspension, president of BFN, Francis Orbih, said: “Much as we are saddened by the postponement, we are in total agreement with the BWF that the general well-being of the players, officials and spectators comes first and is of paramount importance. 

“As we pray for an early end to the corona virus scourge, we appeal to all and sundry to keep calm, adhere to laid down advisories and generally stay safe.”

By James Agberebi 

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