Indian Tennis player Rohan Bopanna | Picture: AITA

India’s Davis Cup tie with Pakistan has been postponed to November by the ITF due to security concerns.

The tie was scheduled to play in Islamabad on September 14-15.

The ITF, in a statement, said that the tie has been postponed under “exceptional circumstance”.

“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 Pakistan and India in Islamabad, due to be played on 14-15 September,” the ITF said in the statement.

The statement further stated that the priority of the ITF is the safety and security of athletes, officials and spectators.

However, ITF said that the exact dates will be confirmed on September 9.

“The ITF will continue to monitor the situation in Pakistan and the Davis Cup Committee will re-convene to re-examine the security situation in advance of the tie,” the world body said.

The All Indian Tennis Association (AITA) earlier said that the players will travel to Islamabad for the tie. However, with the players hesitating to travel due to security issues, AITA had appealed for the tie to be played at a neutral venue.

 

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