Venue change shakes Indian tennis

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Bowing down to the Indian pressure, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) deprived Pakistani spectators of witnessing the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-I tie against India by shifting it from Islamabad to a neutral venue. The tie was earlier scheduled to be held on September 14-15 but was postponed to November after a security review by the ITF in August.

The decision to shift the tie came just after the All India Tennis Association (AITA) had handed over India's captaincy to former Davis Cupper Rohit Rajpal from Mahesh Bhupathi. From what I have heard the AITA was prepared to send its team to Islamabad but did not get clearance from their government.

The self-discipline started with Rohan Bopanna tweeting on Tuesday that he was once taken aback by the national federation's resolution to commerce the captain sooner than ITF's resolution on the venue for the Pakistan tie and likewise pointed that the gamers weren't kept within the loop. "The venue will be announced once the choice has been submitted and approved", the ITF said. On Tuesday, Bopanna had expressed his displeasure at players not being consulted before changing Bhupathi as the non-playing captain but the AITA had dismissed it, slamming the senior pro for interfering in a matter which is not his domain. "It is not the players' prerogative to comment on administrative matters", Chatterjee instructed IANS.

"I even hold not heard from the AITA since Monday or after the ITF addressed the gamers considerations on venue and licensed a fair role - so I'm on hand and imagine in am gentle captain except I hear otherwise! I spoke to him and I feel he is overstepping", said Chatterjee.

It have to be talked about on this regard that Bhupathi's time period because the non-playing captain had already received over in December 2018 and he was given an extension to steer the aspect within the tie towards Italy in February this yr in Kolkata.


According to the Davis Cup regulations, 30.2.5.1, "the nation with the choice of ground will be considered the home nation for the purposes of the conduct and financial arrangements of the tie".

"The camaraderie amongst players and between the players and their captain is where we derive a lot of support from".

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) confirmed the Asia/Oceania Group I tie would not be played in Islamabad following the latest advice from its independent security advisors.

Escalating diplomatic tension between the neighbouring countries had put the tie in jeopardy. "I was informed but that was before the venue change".

"Pakistan is a safe country, where sporting events are regularly taking place", he told Dawn. There was the whole venue controversy, with the top Indian players, including Bhupathi and Bopanna, not willing to make the trip to Islamabad over security concerns. "Once again Pakistan is getting penalised for someone else actions". Tomorrow he can say why I have not been made captain. "To me it's an absolute discrimination at every level (sic.)", Qureshi tweeted.

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