ISLAMABAD: This month’s Davis Cup tie between Pakistan and India, scheduled to happen in Islamabad, should now be performed at a “impartial venue” as a consequence of safety considerations, the Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) stated Monday.
The Asia/Oceania Group I match had initially been deliberate for September, however was pushed again to November 29-30 after security fears had been raised by India amid tensions between the neighbouring nations over Kashmir.
In an announcement, the ITF stated the choice to maneuver the match was taken “following a overview of the newest recommendation given by the ITF’s impartial safety advisors.”
“The ITF and Davis Cup Committee’s first precedence has all the time been the security of athletes, officers and spectators and the choice was made on this foundation,” the ITF stated.
In response to Davis Cup guidelines, “the Pakistan Tennis Federation now has the selection to appoint a impartial venue and has 5 working days to verify their proposed venue,” it added.
“The venue shall be introduced as soon as the selection has been submitted and accredited.”
Tensions are simmering between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan since August when New Delhi revoked the particular standing of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and imposed a barbaric clampdown within the disputed territory.
An Indian tennis group final performed a Davis Cup tie in Pakistan in 1964, once they beat the hosts Four-Zero. Pakistan misplaced Three-2 once they performed in Mumbai in 2006.