MUMBAI: India’sDavis Cuptie against Pakistan at Islamabad this month could well well perchance silent be performed at a impartial venue after the most fresh advice from theWorldwide Tennis Federation‘s self ample security advisors, the world governing body acknowledged on Monday.
The Asia/Oceania Neighborhood I tie, first and major scheduled for September 14-15 in Islamabad, became postponed by theITFto November 29-30 following a security review amid political tensions between the bitter neighbours.
TheAll India Tennis Affiliationhad requested the ITF to shift the tie to a impartial venue.
“Following a review of the most fresh advice given by the ITF’s self ample security advisors, the Davis Cup Committee has taken the resolution that the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Neighborhood I tie between Pakistan and India on 29-30 November 2019, could well well perchance silent be performed at a impartial venue,” the ITF acknowledged in an announcement.
“The ITF and Davis Cup Committee’s first priority has continually been the protection of athletes, officers and spectators and the resolution became made on this foundation,” it added.
In accordance with Davis Cup laws, the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) now has five working days to snatch and make obvious their proposed venue.
Pakistan became forced to host Davis Cup ties at impartial venues for more than a decade as teams refused to scurry to the country citing security concerns.
They performed their first house tie after a pickle of 12 years against Iran in 2017, whereas Hong Kong became relegated and fined by the ITF after they refused to scurry to Pakistan the linked year.