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All England Lawn Tennis Club board members will hold an emergency meeting next week; the idea of ​​playing behind closed doors excluded

Last updated: 25/03/20 19:35 pm

Novak Djokovic hopes to defend his male title this summer

Novak Djokovic hopes to defend his male title this summer

The All England Lawn Tennis Club may postpone or cancel this year’s Wimbledon Championships due to the coronavirus pandemic.

An emergency meeting of the AELTC Board of Directors is scheduled for next week when a decision is expected to be made.

Pressure has increased on the organizers to make a decision, with Wimbledon one of the biggest events remaining on the calendar from June 29 to July 12.

The organizers admit that the postponement is not without significant risk and difficulty due to the nature of the surface of the lawn while the idea of ​​playing behind closed doors has been excluded.

We are working hard to bring certainty to our plans for 2020 and have called an emergency meeting of the AELTC’s main council for next week, at which time a decision will be made.

AELTC General Manager Richard Lewis

Wimbledon General Manager Richard Lewis said, “The unprecedented challenge presented by the COVID-19 crisis continues to affect our way of life in ways we could not have imagined, and our thoughts will to all those affected in the UK and worldwide.

“The most important consideration is that of public health, and we are determined to act responsibly in the decisions we make.

“We are working hard to bring certainty to our plans for 2020 and have called an emergency meeting of the AELTC’s main council for next week, at which time a decision will be made. ”

In preparation, Wimbledon communicates closely with the LTA and with ATP, WTA, ITF and the other Grand Slams.

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