All global table tennis events suspended till June 30

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Fresh dates for the 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships will be announced next week

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New Delhi: The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Sunday suspended all planned events and activities involving international travel until June 30 due to the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.

The ITTF Executive Committee met on Sunday to further discuss the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on the international table tennis event schedule.

"Due to the continued uncertainty caused by Covid19 pandemic and postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the ITTF Executive Committee reached the following decisions: Suspension of all currently planned ITTF events and activities that involve international travel until 30 June 2020," ITTF said in a statement.

The international governing body said that "proposal of new dates for the Hana Bank 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships will be announced in the coming week".

ITTF also decided to freeze ranking lists as of March 2020.

The ITTF will hold another follow-up meeting on April 15 to further evaluate the situation.

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