Whether Thomas and Uber Cup will take place is still a big question but there are major chances that these tournaments will take place in 2021. The twice-postponed men's and women's world team championships are set to take place in Denmark next month and would be the first international tournaments since the pandemic halted badminton in March. But Indonesia, 13-time Thomas Cup champions, and South Korea withdrew over the weekend, following Thailand, Australia and Taiwan in deciding to skip the event. Heavyweights China and Japan are among teams that have not yet announced a pull-out but with some of Asia's top talent missing, doubts are swirling over the event. Leading Indian player Saina Nehwal, who is due to play in the championships, also questioned whether pushing ahead with them was a good idea.