NEW DELHI, Sept. 16 -- The decision by Badminton World Federation (BWF) to defer Thomas and Uber Cups sparked mixed reactions in India. Twice postponed, the cups were scheduled from October 3-11 in Denmark before being pushed to 2021 on Tuesday.

Subhankar Dey and national selector U Vimal Kumar criticised the decision but HS Prannoy, Saina Nehwal and Chirag Shetty said BWF was right after Indonesia and South Korea pulled out due to Covid-19.

India's participation had faced trouble after PV Sindhu, Shetty, S Rankireddy, B Sai Praneeth, Prannoy and Sameer and Sourabh Verma had pulled out. Later, Sindhu agreed to play at federation president Himanta Biswa Sarma's insistence.

"It is a very poor, wrong and absolutely terrible decision by the ...