Indo-Pak border tensions: ITF postpones Davis Cup Tie in Pakistan to November
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has postponed the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I Indo-Pak Tie in Pakistan which was scheduled to be held in September in Islamabad.
According to ITF statement, “Following an in-depth security review of the current situation in Pakistan by independent expert security advisors, the Davis Cup Committee has taken the decision to postpone the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie between arch-rivals Pakistan and India in Islamabad.”
“The Committee concluded that this is an exceptional circumstance while the first priority of the ITF is the safety and security of athletes, officials, and spectators,” it added.
The ITF further said that they are hopeful that the event will take place in Pakistan as they will keep on monitoring the security situation in the country.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) was to host India from September 14 to 15 in Islamabad. But the event is expected to take place in November if the Indo-Pak tensions get resolved.