ISLAMABAD – A four-member committee of Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) will arrive Pakistan as we speak (Monday) to evaluate the measures taken by Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) to carry the Davis Cup tie between Pakistan and India.
A senior PTF official on Sunday stated: “Sure, I verify that the four-member Davis Cup Committee, constituted by ITF for Pakistan’s Davis Cup tie in opposition to India is arriving as we speak (Monday) to examine preparations taken by us,” Muhammad Khalid Rehmani, particular vice chairman of PTF stated. The tie is scheduled be performed on the grass courts of Pakistan Sports activities Complicated Islamabad on September 14 and 15. This is identical venue the place ties in opposition to Uzbekistan, Korea and Thailand had been performed in 2017 and 2018. The winner of the Asia/Oceania Group-I tie will advance to the World Group Qualifiers.
Final time, the Davis Cup tie between Pakistan and India was performed in Mumbai in 2006, which the latter received by 3-2. Earlier than that, the 2 groups performed at a impartial venue in Malaysia in 1973. “We’ve made all vital preparations to carry the tie in a befitting method. I’m certain the ITF staff will likely be totally happy with the all administrative and safety measures taken by us to carry the historic occasion,” Rehmani added.
The PTF has already finalized Davis Cup staff for the tie following profitable trials that occurred at Pakistan Sports activities Complicated. The five-member outfit includes Aisam-ul-Haq, Aqeel Khan, Mohammad Abid Mushtaq, Muzammil Murtaza and Muddassar Murtaza. Rehmani expressed the hope that Pakistan outfit was a extremely competitor aspect, which was able to producing higher outcomes. “I’m certain we are going to witness some high quality tennis in the course of the tie,” he stated.