Portugal had been set to stage this 12 months’s ITTF World Junior Championships between 29 November – 6 December 2020 in Guimarães. Following conferences held between FPTM and the ITTF Competitors division, the ITTF Govt Committee (EC) was knowledgeable and, after deliberation, in settlement with FPTM, the EC has determined:
1. To cancel the 2020 ITTF World Junior Desk Tennis Championships to greatest shield the well being and security of the athletes.
2. To advocate to the Board of Administrators (BoD) that Portugal grow to be the primary host of the newly branded ITTF World Youth Championships, which is being proposed for launch in 2021. The introduction of the brand new format is pending approval from the BoD, who will obtain the proposition from the EC on 19 November 2020.
3. To suggest to the BoD to allocate the 2022 ITTF World Youth Championships to Tunisia, which had initially been the designated host nation for the 2021 version.
The ITTF locations on document its honest thanks for the whole understanding and cooperation demonstrated by each Member Associations in mild of the proposed modifications, particularly Tunisia who’ve agreed in precept (pending approval by the BoD) to staging the ITTF World Youth Championships in 2022 to be able to accommodate Portugal for 2021.
The ITTF will present an additional replace following the choice of the BoD on 19 November 2020.
In the meantime, the revised Youth Occasions construction will probably be introduced shortly.