International Tennis Federation’s independent security advisors have advised against playing India’s Davis Cup tie against Pakistan in Islamabad this month and suggested the tie must be played at a ‘neutral’ venue. The Asia/Oceania Group I tie, originally scheduled for September 14-15 in Islamabad, was postponed by the ITF to Nov 29-30 following a security review amid political tensions between the neighbours.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has shown satisfaction with the current safety plan in place for next month’s Davis Cup tie between Pakistan and India in Islamabad. ITF had another round of security assessment after India requested the Tennis chiefs to reconsider if proper security measures were in place. India’s request came in the aftermath of Pakistan’s decision to expels Indian diplomats.