Wimbledon remains on at the present but will be ready to refund tickets in case the Grand Slam event is canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to inews.co.uk. The report indicated that Wimbledon will be able to offer refunds to ticket-holders and debenture owners if the coronavirus outbreak forces them to cancel the tournament.
Several sporting organizers and TV companies from across the country met with Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport officials on Monday to discuss the potential impact of coronavirus on their events. The meeting was held hours after the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells was canceled for the same reason - making it one of the highest profile sporting events to be canceled thus far.
Speaking to the BBC, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden commented that they are currently not looking at cancelling or postponing events. "I was at Twickenham [for England v Wales] with the Prime Minister [on Saturday]. There was a huge crowd of people there.
There is no reason why people should not be going to those events. It is very premature to be talking about things like that." While the Indian Wells tournament has been canceled, the organizers of the Miami Open, which is the next tournament on the tennis calendar, says that they will host the tournament as scheduled.
After that, the tennis tour moves to Europe for the clay court season and the big tournaments are scheduled to be held in Italy, Monte Carlo and Germany before the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament at the end of May in Paris which is followed by the grass court events in Germany and the United Kingdom.