USA can be internet hosting the occasion for the primary time within the competitors’s historical past.
The World Desk Tennis Championships can be held as per schedule from November 23 to 29 in Houston, USA, the sport’s governing physique ITTF has stated.
“After constructive weeks of discussions with the Harris County Sports activities Authority, USATT and USOPC, the choice was to go forward. Obligatory changes can be put in place to cater for the present ongoing worldwide pandemic; thus, guaranteeing the occasion can be staged efficiently,” ITTF stated in an announcement on Tuesday.
The choice was made at a gathering of the ITTF govt committee on April 11.
ITTF CEO Mr Steve Dainton stated, “It is nice information to substantiate the 2021 occasion. After the 2020 World Championships occasion in Busan, Korea was cancelled, it was crucial to seek out options for the 2021 occasion.”
“Since Houston, USA, was awarded the occasion, the entire desk tennis world has been excited to have the occasion for the primary time in america of America.”
Amongst different selections, ITTF additionally confirmed “the attendance of operational employees required to help in administering the desk tennis competitors on the Olympic Video games.”
“…in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the variety of officers can be considerably decreased. Moreover, in step with the IOC request and suggestion, the ITTF Govt Committee confirmed there can be no accompanying friends accredited.”
The ITTF Govt Committee additionally authorised the brand new ITTF Staff and Youth rankings. The laws, together with the primary rating lists can be printed within the coming days.
The following on-line Govt Committee Assembly can be held on Could 16 this 12 months.