India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie in end Nov, venue subject to review

by sportifnews Desk Sep 14, 2019 • 01:16 PM Views 487
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Kolkata, Sep 14 - India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie will take place either on November 29-30 or November 30-December 1, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said.

However, there will be a review of the security situation on November 4 to decide if the Asia/Oceania Group I tie can take place in Islamabad or it has to be shifted to a neutral venue.

"They (ITF) have mailed us giving the dates today. They said the tie will take place subject to a clearance after the security review on November 4," All India Tennis Association (AITA) Secretary-General Hironmoy Chatterjee told IANS.

Asked whether AITA would send the team if the tie takes place in Pakistan, given that the Sri Lankan cricket team is also not keen to tour the neighbouring country after receiving possible terror threats, Chatterjee said: "It's too early to comment on that."

The tie was originally scheduled for September 14-15 in Islamabad. But due to security reasons, the Davis Cup committee had to postpone it to November.