Bangkok, Thailand, May 4, 2022: Team New Zealand has withdrawn from the BWF Thomas Cup Finals 2022 due to a significant number of their squad being unable to participate, the Badminton World Federation announced on Wednesday.
No other Oceania member association was able to fulfil the continental quota place. Hong Kong China and Spain were next in line based on world rankings but they, too, declined.
Team USA confirmed their participation and will take their place in Thomas Cup Group D alongside Japan, Malaysia and England.
The TotalEnergies BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2022 will run from May 8-15 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok.