The Hana Bank 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships has been postponed in light of the coronavirus outbreak in Korea Republic after an emergency contingency meeting was held between the ITTF Senior Management, the Korea Table Tennis Association (KTTA) and representatives of the city of Busan.
A decision was reached that the dates of 21-28 June be provisionally reserved for the tournament which was originally planned for 22-29 March 2020 according to the ITTF website.
“In light of the postponement of the Hana Bank 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships, the ITTF is currently working with the local organising committee of the World Tour Australian and Korean Opens to find suitable dates for those events, which had been scheduled to take place during the same period.
The ITTF places on record its thanks to the local organising committee in Busan and the KTTA, led by president Ryu Seung-min, for their outstanding professionalism in dealing with this extraordinary situation. By continuing to work hard and in close cooperation with all stakeholders in Busan, the ITTF remains confident about putting on a great World Championships in June.” A statement on the website read.