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38 Chinese shuttlers for Singapore Open

But players won't travel from China, two coaches will be here 14 days before event

Fans of top Chinese shuttlers, Chen Long, Lin Dan and women's world No. 1 Chen Yufei, will still be able to catch them in action at the Singapore Open next month, despite visitors from China, the origin of the coronavirus outbreak, now barred.

According to event organisers Singapore Badminton Association (SBA), 38 players, 11 coaches and seven officials from China will travel here for the US$408,000 (S$566,800) tournament, which will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from April 7 to 12.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2020, with the headline '38 Chinese shuttlers for Singapore Open'. Print Edition | Subscribe