The IITF is closely monitoring the situation for an eventual restart of events in August 2020. © AFP
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Saturday extended the suspension of all its events and activities till the end of July as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage. “The current period of suspension of all ITTF events and activities has been extended up until the end of July 2020; the situation is being monitored closely for an eventual restart of ITTF events in August 2020,” said the apex body in an official statement.
Earlier in April, the apex body had announced that the 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships would provisionally take place from September 27 to October 4, 2020, in Busan, Korea Republic. However, the decision on the showpiece event will be reviewed next month.
“A decision about the status of the Hana Bank 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships will be made in June 2020,” it said.
The ITTF Executive Committee will meet again on June 2, 2020, and the apex body will continue to provide further updates on all upcoming decisions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.