Monday Aug 12, 2019 |
India have requested the Worldwide Tennis Federation to maneuver their upcoming Davis Cup tie from Pakistan to a impartial venue because of escalating political tensions between the 2 nations.
The Indian staff are scheduled in Pakistan´s capital Islamabad for the Asia/Oceania Group 1 tie to be held on September 14 and 15.
However relations between the neighbours are badly strained after India revoked the particular autonomy standing of Kashmir, which the nuclear-armed rivals have fought two wars over since gaining independence from Britain in 1947.
“Now we have requested ITF for a impartial venue as a result of the scenario is a bit unpredictable,” All India Tennis Affiliation (AITA) president Praveen Mahajan instructed AFP on Sunday.
“I consider it’s a cheap request due to the present state of affairs.”
Pakistan Tennis Federation vp Khalid Rehmani stated his nation remained able to host the tie.
Pakistan has downgraded diplomatic ties with India amid a navy lockdown in Indian-occupied Kashmir and stopped a cross-border practice.
The AITA was making ready to ship its staff to Pakistan regardless of suspended sporting ties between the 2 international locations, however the Kashmir scenario has raised contemporary doubts.
India lower bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan after the 2008 Mumbai assaults.
An Indian tennis staff final toured Pakistan in 1964 for the Davis Cup, the place they defeated the hosts 4-0.
Pakistan misplaced 3-2 once they toured Mumbai in 2006.
Till a couple of years in the past, Pakistan had been pressured to host residence Davis Cup ties at impartial venues as groups refused to journey to the South Asian nation over safety issues.
India named a full-strength squad for the essential tie with the nation´s highest-ranked gamers in Prajnesh Gunneswaran (90) and Ramkumar Ramanathan (184) to play the 4 singles matches.