AITA seeks fresh security check in Islamabad but no words on venue change for Davis Cup

All India Tennis Association (AITA) has written a letter to International Tennis Federation (ITF) Executive Director Justin Albert Valle asked about the security arrangements for the Davis Cup match. India, however, has not demanded a relocation of the match. AITA secretary Hiranmoy Chatterjee gave this information. Chatterjee said, "The Davis Cup team is happy with the earlier security arrangements there but it was before the Kashmir issue arose." So now we have written a letter to review the security system there. "

Albert stated in a letter to AITA about this match that the safety of players is the first priority for the ITF and the match will be done according to the schedule set in Islamabad. If AITA officially informs ITF of its concern, it will have to do it soon as the match is five weeks away. Albert also said that India should continue with the necessary arrangements regarding players' visas and other preparations. In response to Albert's letter, AITA has written a letter to the ITF saying that the ITF has conducted a security check in Islamabad and believes that the fight may be conducted safely in Islamabad.

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Earlier, Chatterjee had said that Pakistan's position is not favorable for playing for the Indian team. Chatterjee had said, "We will wait for two days to see what the situation is like and after that if possible, we will talk to the ITF and try to change the venue and get a match at a neutral venue." At this time, the situation is not good for the players that they can go to Pakistan and play. ”

If India refuses to play, then it could be banned like Hong Kong which refused to play in Pakistan. That is why Hong Kong's team moved to the lower division. The Indian tennis team had earlier visited Pakistan in 1964 and won 4–0 there.

The draw of this match came in February and then there was a terrorist attack in Pulwama. Therefore, such discussion was being held since then whether India will play Pakistan or not.

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But when the ITF handed over the hosting of the match to Pakistan, AITA started the process of selecting the players. The Sports Ministry has also cleared the way for India to go to Pakistan. Both teams have not played in the Davis Cup since 2006.

Let us tell that India has to play Asia Oceania Zone Group A against Pakistan in Islamabad on 14 and 15 September. The Indian team has been announced for this. But after the removal of Article 370 of the Constitution from Kashmir, the relations between the two countries have come back to bitterness, after which India's tour of Pakistan after 55 years has been stuck in the balance.

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