Kolkata: India’s tour to Pakistan for the Davis Cup Group 1 tie is not doubtful and the All India Tennis Association (AITA) has not requested for a change of venue in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack. There were reports that India might refuse to play the Davis Cup tie in Pakistan in September after 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed on February 14 in a ghastly attack.
“We have not requested for a change in venue. All such reports are baseless,” AITA Secretary General Hironmoy Chatterjee told IANS rubbishing reports. “The tie is still far off. We will play in September and we cannot predict what the (political) condition will be sitting in February. We will not discuss the matter only now. The tie is not in doubt,” he added. The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) had announced earlier this month that they are ready to host India on a grass court in Islamabad. The AITA had earlier stated that they were sure of travelling to Pakistan for the tie and would otherwise get disqualified according to International Tennis Federation rules.