NEW DELHI: India grasp asked the
to shift their upcoming
tie from Pakistan to a neutral venue ensuing from escalating political tensions between the two countries.
The Indian group is scheduled to tour Pakistan’s capital Islamabad for the Asia/Oceania Community 1 tie to be held on September 14 and 15.
But relatives between the neighbours are badly strained after India revoked the special autonomy diagram of Kashmir, which the nuclear-armed rivals grasp fought two wars over since gaining independence from Britain in 1947.
“I feel about it’s miles an life like quiz on fable of essentially the most modern roar of affairs.”
Pakistan has downgraded diplomatic ties with India amid a militia lockdown in Indian-administered Kashmir and stopped a gross-border put collectively.
The AITA became once preparing to ship its group to Pakistan despite suspended wearing ties between the two countries nonetheless the Kashmir field has raised contemporary doubts.
India cleave back bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan after the 2008 Mumbai attacks, with authorities blaming Pakistani militants.
An Indian tennis group final toured Pakistan in 1964 for the Davis Cup, where they defeated the hosts 4-0.
Pakistan lost 3-2 after they toured Mumbai in 2006.
Except about a years within the past, Pakistan were compelled to host dwelling Davis Cup ties at neutral venues as teams refused to hump to the South Asian nation over security concerns.
“I am hopeful they can shift the tie because Pakistan is extinct to having fun with in neutral venues,” Mahajan acknowledged.
“ITF will acknowledge to our quiz almost in the present day, sometime this week.”
Pakistan Tennis Federation president Salim Saifullah Khan had earlier acknowledged they’d honour the option of the ITF if the AITA sought a neutral venue.
India named a stout energy squad for the crucial tie with the nation’s top-ranked gamers in Prajnesh Gunneswaran (90) and Ramkumar Ramanathan (184) to play the four singles matches.