All upcoming domestic badminton tournaments in the country have been postponed amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Badminton Association of India informed. As a result, the upcoming tournament in Bengaluru, scheduled to be played from April 18 to 25 has been postponed. Also, junior and sub-junior competitions in Hyderabad, which were slated to be held in May, have been postponed. With the exponential rise in the number of COVID+ cases across the country, BAI President Himanta Biswa has decided to postpone all the upcoming domestic tournaments starting with Banglore followed by junior and sub-junior in Hyderabad in May. Earlier in the day, the Badminton World Federation announced that the Russian Open 2021 and Indonesia Masters 2021 Super 100 have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions and complications.