The Indian Davis Cup crew needs the tie in opposition to Pakistan in Islamabad subsequent month to be shifted to a impartial venue and is baffled that the nationwide federation has merely requested for a safety re-check to this point.
After repeatedly making statements that the All India Tennis Affiliation (AITA) will search a impartial venue, its basic secretary Hironmoy Chatterjee surprisingly sought only a safety re-check from the Worldwide Tennis Federation.
It left the gamers and the crew administration disillusioned and after discussing the matter amongst themselves, they’ve determined to strategy the federation. “We now have requested AITA to request for a impartial venue,” stated India captain Mahesh Bhupathi.
One other participant, who didn’t want to be named, stated the crew is “fairly stunned” with how AITA has handled the scenario.
The AITA stated it will go forward with the visa formalities for the tie if the September 14-15 conflict is cleared by the ITF following a recent safety verify.
The AITA can be being criticised for not in search of a impartial venue regardless of the prevailing circumstances.
“It’s past understanding why AITA didn’t ask for change in venue in clear phrases? Why are they beating across the bush? Do gamers imply something to them,” stated one other official.
No Indian Davis Cup crew has travelled to Pakistan since 1964. Since 2017, Pakistan has performed 4 of its 5 residence ties in Islamabad, internet hosting Korea, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Iran. Hong Kong had refused to journey to Pakistan in 2017, giving it a walkover.
The final time Pakistan performed on a impartial venue was when it hosted China in Colombo in 2016.