Coronavirus:First time since World War-2 Wimbledon 2020 cancelled

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For the first time since World War Two the much awaited Gran Slam Tennis championship 134th Wimbledon has got cancelled due to ongoing global pandemic of Coronavirus.

After weeks of wait and watch policy organisers on Wednesday announced that Wimbledon 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.This is the first time Wimbledon has been called off since World War Two. The tournament was due to be played between June 29 and July 12 this year.

The 134th Championships will instead be staged from June 28 to July 11, 2021.

Wimbledon has join host of big sporting events like Olympics, Indian Premier League, Premier League, La Liga others to get affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is with great regret that the AELTC has 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,” Wimbledon official Twitter handle tweeted.