Wimbledon 2021 might be staged from June 28 to July 11.© Instagram
Wimbledon is about to go forward subsequent yr even when the Grand Slam match must be staged behind closed doorways, organisers introduced on Friday. The grass-court championships had been cancelled this yr for the primary time since World Struggle II due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tennis season has been badly disrupted by Covid-19 however the US Open went forward behind closed doorways and the French Open occurred in entrance of just one,000 followers a day after its beginning date was moved from Might to late September. The All England Membership is planning for a number of eventualities in 2021 — a full-capacity Wimbledon, diminished numbers of followers or holding the match with no spectators current.
“Staging the championships in 2021 is our number-one precedence and we’re actively engaged in scenario-planning as a way to ship on that precedence,” mentioned chief government Sally Bolton.
Wimbledon’s assertion learn: “Our overriding precedence will proceed to be the well being and security of all of our stakeholders, specifically our company, our workers, and our opponents.
“We’re working intently with the related authorities and public well being authorities, alongside the remainder of the sports activities business, to know the various challenges and alternatives offered by the continued coronavirus pandemic.”
The 134th championships might be staged from June 28 to July 11, 2021.
Wimbledon has been working intently with native communities in the course of the pandemic and can proceed to supply 200 scorching meals a day to individuals in want till Christmas.
Greater than 750,000 pound (USD 970,000) has been donated to charities and organisations, whereas 30,000 of the well-known Wimbledon towels that had been supposed for use for the 2020 match have been given away.
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