Wembledon coordinators reported on Wednesday that the Grand Slam occasion at the All England club for the this year has been dropped because of the emergency around coronavirus pandemic.
“It is with extraordinary lament that the AELTC has today concluded that The Championships 2020 will be dropped because of general wellbeing concerns connected to the coronavirus plague.
“The 134th Championships will rather be arranged from 28 June to 11 July 2021,” their announcement read.
This is the first run through since World War II that the Championships have been dropped.
The coordinators said they have been “building up a comprehension of the probable direction of the episode in the UK.”
The announcement further said that probably, the UK government’s coronavirus lockdown will proceed for a long time and that they can’t do the arrangements required to organize the occasion on the first date of June 24 or later.
“Following a progression of nitty gritty considerations on the entirety of the abovementioned, it is the Committee of Management’s view that undoing of The Championships is the best choice in light of a legitimate concern for general wellbeing, and that having the option to give conviction by taking this choice now, instead of in a little while, is significant for everybody associated with tennis and The Championships,” the announcement further said.
The coordinators said they will legitimately connect with the individuals who paid for tickets in the Wimbledon Public Ballot and said they would offer the opportunity to “buy tickets for that day and court for The Championships 2021.”
They further said they will bolster those gatherings and their staff, who depend on The Championships.
“This is a choice that we have not trifled with, and we have done as such with the most elevated respect for general wellbeing and the prosperity of each one of the individuals who meet up to get Wimbledon going.
“It has weighed intensely on our brains that the arranging of The Championships has just been interfered with already by World Wars at the same time, following careful and broad thought all things considered, we accept that it is a proportion of this worldwide emergency that it is at last the correct choice to drop the current year’s Championships, and rather focus on how we can utilize the expansiveness of Wimbledon’s assets to help those in our neighborhood networks and past. Our considerations are with each one of the individuals who have been and keep on being influenced by these phenomenal occasions,” Ian Hewitt, AELTC administrator said.