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India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie to be shifted to neutral venue

Prime News, International and National Sport, Tennis, New Delhi, November 5:- In a big relief for India’s national tennis federation, the world governing body ITF decided to shift Davis Cup tie against Pakistan from Islamabad to a neutral venue. The tie was scheduled to be held in September but was delayed when India expressed concerns about the safety of their players due to the prevailing diplomatic tensions between the two nations after the revocation of Article 370.

The ITF, in a statement, said that following a review of the latest advice given by the ITF’s independent security advisors, the Davis Cup Committee has taken the decision that the Group I tie between Pakistan and India on November 29, 30 must be played at a neutral venue.

According to Davis Cup regulations, the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) now has the choice to nominate a neutral venue. It has five working days to confirm its proposed venue. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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