Wimbledon 2021 will probably be staged from June 28 to July 11.© Instagram
Wimbledon is about to go forward subsequent yr even when the Grand Slam match needs to be staged behind closed doorways, organisers introduced on Friday. The grass-court championships have been cancelled this yr for the primary time since World Battle 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 came about in entrance of only one,000 followers a day after its beginning date was moved from Could to late September. The All England Membership is planning for a number of eventualities in 2021 — a full-capacity Wimbledon, lowered 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 with the intention to ship on that precedence,” mentioned chief govt Sally Bolton.
Wimbledon’s assertion learn: “Our overriding precedence will proceed to be the well being and security of all of our stakeholders, particularly our friends, our employees, and our rivals.
“We’re working intently with the related authorities and public well being authorities, alongside the remainder of the sports activities trade, to know the various challenges and alternatives introduced by the continuing coronavirus pandemic.”
The 134th championships will probably be staged from June 28 to July 11, 2021.
Wimbledon has been working intently with native communities through the pandemic and can proceed to supply 200 scorching meals a day to folks 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 have been supposed for use for the 2020 match have been given away.
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