The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has decided to postpone the Lagos International Badminton Classics due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
The decision was taken after consultations with the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), the Badminton Confederation Africa (BCA) and the Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Sports Commission.
The tournament which is generally regarded as Africa’s biggest International badminton championship was due to hold from 1-4 July 2020.
Reacting to the postponement, president of the BFN Francis Orbih, Esq 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 coronavirus scourge, we appeal to all and sundry to keep calm, adhere to laid down advisories and generally stay safe.”