All England Club set to make Wimbledon decision next week

The decision on whether Wimbledon will go ahead or not will be made next week (PA Images)
9:06am, Thu 26 Mar 2020
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The All England Club have confirmed they will be making a decision next week on whether Wimbledon will go ahead.

The tournament which is due to take place at the end of June, could be postponed or cancelled, but the option of playing behind closed doors has already been ruled  out.

Chief executive Richard Lewis said: “The unprecedented challenge presented  by the Covid-19 crisis continues to affect our way of life in ways that we could not have imagined, and our thoughts are with all those affected in the UK and around the world.

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

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

The French Open, which was scheduled for May, has already been suspended until September. And both the ATP and WTA Tours have been called off.

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