India’s Davis Cup tie against Pakistan at Islamabad subsequent month has been postponed to November below “noteworthy conditions” after a security evaluation, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) mentioned on Thursday.
The All India Tennis Association had final week written to the ITF asking them to shift the tie to a neutral venue or effect off it till political tensions simmer down between the bitter neighbours.
Islamabad became to host the sequence on September 14-15 on grass courts.
“Following an in-depth security evaluation of the recent convey of affairs in Pakistan by fair educated security advisors, the Davis Cup Committee has taken the resolution to effect off the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Personnel I tie,” ITF mentioned in an announcement.
“The committee concluded that right here is an noteworthy circumstance whereas the major priority of the ITF is the protection and security of athletes, officers and spectators.
“The tie has been rescheduled for November, with the particular dates to be confirmed by the Committee no later than Sept. 9.”
“The ITF will proceed to computer screen the convey of affairs in Pakistan and the Davis Cup Committee will re-convene to re-glimpse the protection convey of affairs in approach of the tie.”