The World Badminton Federation issued a statement on February 19: Affected by the coronavirus epidemic, the Malaysian Open has been postponed to May 25-30, the Malaysian Masters has been postponed indefinitely, and the Singapore Open has been postponed from June 1 to 6.
The statement said that this was a decision made by the Malaysia Badminton Federation after consultation with the Singapore Badminton Federation and the BWF World, mainly because both places were affected by the epidemic and they hoped to postpone the original date.
The BWF also confirmed that the Indonesian Masters and the Indonesian Open, which were originally held in early June, have also been postponed, and the dates will be announced later.
The statement also said that the Tokyo Olympic Games points will be extended by one month until June 15, and the Singapore Open will be the last race of the points.
BWF is working with the International Olympic Committee to update the Tokyo Olympic points system and wait for its formal effect.
In addition, the Swiss Open Badminton Championships from March 2 to 7 and the All England Badminton Championships from March 17 to 21 will kick off the new 2021 season of the BWF.