Sports Wimbledon 2020 decision next week as organizers confirm emergency...

Wimbledon 2020 decision next week as organizers confirm emergency meeting

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Wimbledon management will hold an emergency meeting next week to choose whether this year’s competition will proceed.

The All England Club is because of stage the competition starting June 29, however the event remains in doubt since of the continuous global coronavirus crisis that has actually annihilated the sporting calendar.

Both the ATP and WTA tours are canceled up until June 8 at the earliest, while Roland Garros authorities decided to move the French Open from Might to September.

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In a declaration launched Wednesday, the All England Club (AELTC) exposed it has actually been checking out contingency choices for Wimbledon because January, working carefully throughout with the UK federal government and public health authorities.

Organizers will assemble to choose what actions to take, with post ponement and cancellation anticipated to be talked about, however they have actually officially dismissed playing behind closed doors.

“The unprecedented challenge presented by the COVID-19 crisis continues to affect our way of life in ways that we could not have imagined, and our thoughts are with all those affected in the UK and around the world,” AELTC president Richard Lewis stated. “The single most important consideration is one of public health, and we are determined to act responsibly through the decisions we make.”

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