China will be hosting the World Tour finals end of the year
Just a month ago, Badminton World Federation (BWF) cancelled its World Tour events in Hong Kong and Macau, now the sport is making a comeback to China in the form of the World Tour Finals later in December.
The city of Guangzhou is set to host badminton’s flagship event from December 14 to 18.
However, earlier on, Hong Kong was supposed to host a Super 500 event from November 8 to 13, following a Super 300 tournament in Macau from November 1 to 6.
Unfortunately, both events were cancelled for the third consecutive year due to restrictions of COVID-19.
“The HSBC BWF World Tour Finals is one of our most lucrative tournaments of the year and we’re excited to partner with the Chinese Badminton Association, Guangzhou City Government, and our principal partner HSBC, to bring the Finals back to Guangzhou,” BWF secretary general Thomas Lund said.
“We also thank the government of China for extending its invitation to the world’s top badminton players and we remain confident that our Hosts will deliver a spectacular Finals event with the highest standard of player safety and comfort.” added the secretary general.
“Guangzhou has staged two spectacular editions of the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals in 2018 and 2019 and we look forward to putting on another grand show for our loyal fans in China.”
Moreover, a complete confirmation of the badminton players who have qualified for the World Tour Finals will be available after the Australian Open 2022 is over, which is scheduled from November 15 to 20.