The two-weeks famous tennis event Wimbledon, which was set to take place on Monday June 29, has been cancelled following an emergency board meeting held on teleconference between Wimbledon chiefs.
The decision was made by a committee involving four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman, former cabinet secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell, new chairman Ian Hewitt and ex-player turned sports administrator Debbie Jevans.
Unlike other sporting organization, the Wimbledon will not suffer any financial loss safe for an extensive insured insurance policy in case of any global pandemic.
The club will refund all the ticket holders.
13.5-acre All England Club grounds (which swells to 42 acres when car parks are included) will now be opened up for the use of the NHS to fight covid-19 pandemic.
This is the first time since 1945 that one of the four tennis majors has been axed.