Lagos International Badminton Classics Postponed Indefinitely
By Amaechi Agbo
The Lagos International Badminton Classics 2020 scheduled to hold in Lagos, South West Nigeria, has been postponed indefinitely, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
The Badminton World Federation, BWF announced the suspension on Wednesday.
In a letter sent to Badminton Federation of Nigeria, BFN and made available to our correspondent, the world body said the postponement was due to the ravaging coronavirus pandemic in the world.
The Lagos International Badminton Classics 2020 was scheduled to hold from 1-4 July, 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria.
The postponement followed series of communication with the BFN, the Badminton Confederation Africa (BCA) and the Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Sports Commission.
“After due consultations and putting into consideration the global pandemic, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) ravaging the world, it has been agreed and decided that the championship be postponed,“ Part of the letter read
Reacting to the development, the President, BFN, Francis Orbih, Esq said although the suspension was a sad one, however noted that the federation is agreement with the BWF on the postponement.
He added that the well-being of everyone in the championship is of paramount importance at this period.
“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,” he said.