COVID-19: WIMBLEDON TENNIS GRAND SLAM CANCELLED
This year’s Wimbledon Tennis Tournament has been cancelled for the first time since world war ll. The event scheduled to begin June 29 will not hold due to the Covid-19.
With rising number of cases of confirmed infected persons in UK, the grass court grand slam is halted with cancellation as the government continue its lockdown in the entire country.
The Wimbledon grand slam tournament organiser the All England Club (AELTC) held an emergency meeting Wednesday and made an announcement.
“This is a decision that we have not taken lightly, and we have done so with the highest regard for public health and the well being of all those who come together to make Wimbledon happen,” said AELTC chairman Ian Hewitt.
“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.”
With the cancellation, the 134th edition of the tournament will instead be staged from between June 28 to July 11, 2021.