The desk tennis tour finals may even be held in China, the world physique introduced.© AFP
Desk tennis’s males’s and ladies’s world cups and tour finals will probably be held in China in November, its world physique introduced, in a uncommon occasion of worldwide sport within the nation because the coronavirus pandemic. The boys’s and ladies’s world cups are shifting from Dusseldorf and Bangkok respectively regardless of a mandate from Chinese language authorities banning most worldwide competitors to forestall virus outbreaks.
No venues have been introduced for the world cups in mid-November or the tour finals, that are pencilled in for December 10-13. The desk tennis calendar has been on maintain since March.
“Making certain a secure return to worldwide desk tennis has been our utmost precedence ever because the pandemic broke out and so I’m delighted that… we’ve got managed to get occasions again up and working earlier than the top of 2020,” Worldwide Desk Tennis Federation president Thomas Weikert mentioned in an announcement.
The announcement comes simply days after the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, Asia’s richest golf event with a blockbuster purse of $10.25 million, joined China’s checklist of cancellations.
Shanghai’s Components One Grand Prix and all of China’s WTA and ATP tennis tournaments, together with the WTA tour finals, have been axed due to the coronavirus, which emerged in Wuhan late final yr.
The desk tennis competitions will probably be held below strict bio-security circumstances, together with a ban on respiration on balls and no handshakes after matches.
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