National Badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand wants the World Badminton Federation (BWF) to adopt some new methods for the smooth functioning of the sport after Kovid-19. He also suggested to organize more tournaments at one venue. The BWF has suspended all its competitions, including the Olympic qualifiers till July, due to the corona virus that has caused more than 41 lakh people to be infected and caused the death of three lakh people worldwide.
Gopichand told PTI, “BWF should talk to health workers. The format should be modified. The structure of the tournament must be changed. He should do everything that is necessary. If something new needs to be done, do it and move the game forward. ‘
In order to save the international circuit, the BWF postponed important competitions like the Thomas and Uber Cup till October and asked all concerned countries, including India, to set new dates for suspended Olympic qualifiers.
Guru Gopi said, ‘My concern is that you are trying to change the dates but I think maybe there is a need to change the thinking. If this goes on and the whole batch has to travel to different countries again, it will be risky for the players. ‘
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Badminton players have to travel for new tournaments almost every week. Gopichand said that it should change. He said, “I want to say that the planning for the tournament should be done in such a way that the players stay in one place to play most of the tournaments. It may be common in the future. ‘
It is believed that in view of the global health crisis, the games will be initially played in empty stadiums without spectators. The coach said, “If there is no audience and the game will be limited to TV and Internet, then it will not matter whether you are organizing them in three different places or keeping the players in one place for three weeks.” .
He said, ‘Instead of organizing the tournament in three places like Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, organize them in one place.’ Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore have to host three important Olympic qualifiers. Apart from this, India also has to host a tournament.
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