8/11/2019 12:34:15 PM (GMT+3)

Davis Cup: India tells ITF to shift venue from Pakistan

Davis Cup: India tells ITF to shift venue from Pakistan

NEW DELHI: As it was expected, the Indian tennis federation (AITA) has requested the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to shift their upcoming Davis Cup tie from Pakistan to a neutral venue.

The recent tension between India and Pakistan due to the Kashmir issue has prompted AITA to change the venue.

The Indian team are scheduled to tour Islamabad for the Asia/Oceania Group 1 tie to be held on September 14 and 15.

Pakistan has downgraded diplomatic ties with India amid a military lockdown in Indian-administered Kashmir and stopped a cross-border train.

The AITA was preparing to send its team to Pakistan despite suspended sporting ties between the two countries but the Kashmir situation has raised fresh doubts.

India has cut bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan after the 2008 Mumbai attacks, with authorities blaming Pakistani militants.

India last toured Pakistan in 1964 for the Davis Cup, where they defeated the hosts 4-0 while Pakistan lost 3-2 in Mumbai in 2006.