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Wimbledon to discuss postponement or cancellation of matches

2020-03-26T03:13:02.268Z



Wimbledon has issued a statement that it will continue to discuss the extension or cancellation of the event.

Chinanews.com, March 26th. On the 25th local time, the Wimbledon Organizing Committee issued a statement saying that it is continuing to conduct a detailed assessment of all Wimbledon conditions in 2020, including postponing or canceling two situations. The statement also made clear that Wimbledon will not play in open games.

The statement confirmed that due to the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the All England Club is still making a detailed assessment of the situation this year's tournament may face, including postponement and cancellation. They said that since January, the All England Club has started to formulate emergency plans, working closely with the government and health departments to understand the emergency measures they may take while following government recommendations.

The All England Club said that based on the advice they have received from the health department, they have been given limited time to host Wimbledon. Therefore, the statement revealed that the Wimbledon Organizing Committee will hold an emergency board meeting next week to decide whether Wimbledon will be cancelled or postponed in 2020.

At the same time, the statement also made clear: "Due to the nature of our venue, it is impossible to postpone the game without significant risks and difficulties. Closed-door games have been officially excluded."

All England Club Chairman Lewis said: "The new crown virus crisis has brought unpredictable challenges and continues to affect our lives in unimaginable ways, and our hearts have been with the United Kingdom and affected people around the world. "There is only one of the most important considerations today, and that is public health, and we are determined to act responsibly and make our decisions."

Wimbledon 2020 was originally planned to be held from June 29 to July 12. Previously, the French Open originally scheduled to start in May has been postponed to unveil until late September. (Finish)

Source: chinanews

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