In a large snub to India’s nationwide tennis federation, the sector governing frame ITF on Wednesday refused to both put off or shift the Davis Cup tie towards Pakistan out of Islamabad. The Global Tennis Federation (ITF) has communicated to the All India Tennis Affiliation (AITA) that timings or the venue for the September 14-15 tie would possibly not trade as of now. Previous within the day, AITA had requested ITF to both put off the tie or take it to a impartial venue “suo moto” given the present diplomatic pressure between the 2 nations.
As a substitute, the ITF has shared their safety plans with AITA and introduced them to have a dialogue on Monday with their safety experts.
“They have got shared their safety plans and in keeping with that, they really feel the timings (dates) or the venue don’t need to shift. They aren’t figuring out the stress that has been prevailing between the 2 countries,” AITA secretary normal Hironmoy Chatterjee advised PTI.
“We had requested for a discussion with the ITF Board however they stated the Board does no longer handle Davis Cup issues, it is the Davis Cup committee which does. So ITF safety advisors and Executives will now speak about the subject with us on August 19.
“Now we will be able to attempt to persuade that they put off the tie or supply us another venue. If they don’t agree, we will be able to take a choice on Monday what to do subsequent,” Chatterjee stated.
It’s been learnt that India’s non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi has asked the AITA to incorporate him additionally within the convention name in order that he may discuss on behalf of the gamers.
Resources advised PTI that Bhupathi has even forwarded a communique to the ITF thru AITA, looking to persuade them on a impartial venue. When contacted, Bhupathi neither showed nor denied the ideas.
The AITA, taking a extra competitive stance than previous, had stated it needs the ITF to take the decision to shift the venue in keeping with the present scenario and expressed wonder that the governing frame is looking India to make a request as “this accountability rests with the ITF”.