Badminton world tour postponed to 2021
The sport has seen international matches called off throughout the year as authorities around the world restrict movement and public gatherings in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus.
It said the Asian leg of the games originally planned for November were no longer "viable" and decided the Asian leg of the tour should be played in Thailand.
"The January dates provide BWF with the best possible opportunity to resume and complete the HSBC BWF World Tour for 2020 as part of our return to international badminton," it said in a statement late Friday.
Two of the tour's Super 1000 tournaments will begin on January 12 and 19, with the finals to be played on the 27th and ending on the 31st.
The news comes as the sport's bosses around Asia elected not to take part in the Thomas and Uber Cup matches set for October, with the event in Denmark called off last week.
The Cup has been postponed three times this year and will not take place until 2021.
Next month's Denmark Open is the only top-level event confirmed on this year's calendar.