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Wimbledon 2020 cancelled for the first time since World War II due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Wimbledon has been cancelled for the first time since the Second World War due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The tough decision was made by all the England Club chiefs at an emergency board meeting on Wednesday, where they decided that it will be impossible for the tournament to be moved back to later in the year, or to be played without fans.

The Wimbledon was initially due to start on 29 June, to late July.

A statement on the Wimbledon website said: “It is with great regret that the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic. The 134th Championships will instead be staged from 28 June to 11 July 2021.

“Uppermost in our mind has been the health and safety of all of those who come together to make Wi
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