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Wimbledon plans return in 2021, with or without fans

The Wimbledon tennis event is planning its comeback in 2021. Wimbledon was the one Grand Slam event canceled this 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic, however the All England Membership introduced plans Friday for its return subsequent 12 months.

“Staging The Championships in 2021 is our primary precedence and we’re actively engaged in state of affairs planning with a purpose to ship on that precedence,” All England Membership chief govt Sally Bolton stated.

The event, canceled this 12 months for the primary time since 1945, is scheduled to run subsequent 12 months from June 28-July 11. It might be held at full capability, lowered capability or with out followers, the membership stated.

The entire choices are depending on the standing of presidency and public well being tips, the membership stated.

The U.S. Open and French Open had been held this 12 months however with strict protocols to scale back the potential of spreading the virus. No followers had been allowed at Flushing Meadows, whereas Roland Garros was restricted to 1,000 followers per day.

“Our overriding precedence will proceed to be the well being and security of all of our stakeholders, specifically our company, our workers, and our rivals,” the All England Membership stated.

“We’re working intently with the related authorities and public well being authorities, alongside the remainder of the sports activities trade, to grasp the various challenges and alternatives offered by the continuing coronavirus pandemic.”

The Australian Open was held this 12 months earlier than the coronavirus pandemic unfold around the globe, however the 2021 event might be affected. Subsequent 12 months’s event at Melbourne Park is scheduled to run from Jan. 18-31.

Australian Open chief govt Craig Tiley has stated he needs worldwide tennis gamers arriving for the event to be exempt from the 14-day resort quarantines which might be necessary for inbound vacationers. (AP) APA APA

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