The World Group Desk Tennis Championships in Busan have been postponed till the early months of 2021 in response to the COVID-19 disaster.
The Worldwide Desk Tennis Federation (ITTF) confirmed it had agreed with South Korean organisers to maneuver the occasion till subsequent yr due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The ITTF Govt Committee mentioned it was “trying into the attainable choices for staging the 2021 World Singles Desk Tennis Championships within the US, nevertheless it is not going to be attainable to host the Championships on their authentic dates pending the ultimate dates of the Busan occasion”.
It had been extensively anticipated the occasion would transfer from its provisional September 2020 slot after the ITTF requested the Organising Committee to seek out appropriate dates within the early a part of 2021.
New dates for the match are because of be set by the ITTF Govt Committee at its subsequent distant assembly on July 10.
The competitors had been scheduled to happen in March, earlier than being pushed again to June after which September because of the pandemic.
Affirmation of the postponement of the occasion in Busan will even pressure the 2021 World Desk Tennis Championships in america to shift from its deliberate dates of June 17 to 26, the ITTF mentioned.
The ITTF can also be monitoring the state of affairs concerning Males’s and Ladies’s World Cups because of be held subsequent yr, and mentioned it was “exploring the potential for staging different occasions, which may very well be carried out for the rest of 2020, in case the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t permit the staging of full open worldwide occasions as initially deliberate”.
The ruling physique agreed to stage this yr’s ITTF Annual Normal Assembly utilizing an internet format on September 28