Corona Virus Outbreak Effect: Wimbledon 2020 Cancelled; The 134th Edition Stands Cancelled And Will Take Place 28 June to 11 July 2021.
The Corona Pandemic now has affected the Coveted Tennis tournament Wimbledon. The 134th edition of the tournament will not take place this year considering the health concern amid Corona Virus Outbreak. On April 1, the official website of the prestigious tournament provided an update on the fate of tournament this year. The fans will the grass court action this year. Corona Pandemic has already forced several sporting events to either being cancelled or being postponed.
On their official account twitter handle they announced the cancellation of this year edition.
“It is with great regret that the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the corona virus epidemic. The 134th Championships will instead be staged from 28 June to 11 July 2021.”
It is with great regret that the AELTC has today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic.
The 134th Championships will instead be staged from 28 June to 11 July 2021.https://t.co/c0QV2ymGAt
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) April 1, 2020
Earlier the deadly virus forced the cancellation of The Olympics. The Tokyo Olympics has been shifted to 2021 considering the corona virus scare. Earlier the French Open has already been shifted to 20 September to 04 October.
“We have made a difficult yet brave decision in this UNPRECEDENTED situation, which has evolved greatly since last weekend. We are acting responsibly, and must work together in the fight to ensure everybody’s health and safety,” explained Bernard Giudicelli, President of the FFT.
UK currently struggling with Novel Corona Virus, there have been confirmed 38,168 cases and out of which 3,605 succumbed to death. Under this unprecedented situation it will be impossible for UK to host this event.
Ian Hewitt, AELTC Chairman, commented: “This is a decision that we have not taken lightly, and we have done so with the highest regard for public health and the wellbeing of all those who come together to make Wimbledon happen. It has weighed heavily on our minds that the staging of The Championships has only been interrupted previously by World Wars but, following thorough and extensive consideration of all scenarios, we believe that it is a measure of this global crisis that it is ultimately the right decision to cancel this year’s Championships, and instead concentrate on how we can use the breadth of Wimbledon’s resources to help those in our local communities and beyond. Our thoughts are with all those who have been and continue to be affected by these unprecedented times.” Sic