Davis Cup tie: After 55 years Indian tennis team set to visit Pakistan

An Indian Tennis team will travel to Pakistan for the first time in 55 years to complete in a Davis Cup tie.

The Indian team’s participation in the Asia Group 1 away tie was confirmed by The All India Tennis Association (AITA). The event will be held on September 14-15 at the Pakistan Sports Complex in Islamabad.

“Yes, we will be going,” AITA Secretary General Hironmoy Chatterjee told, “It’s the World Cup of tennis and not a bilateral series, so there is no embargo on any front.”

For over a decade, most sporting events hosted by Pakistan were avoided by India — the last significant sporting event being the 2007 cricket tour to Pakistan.

The draw for the Davis Cup was out in February, but following the Pulwama attack, the team’s chances of taking part appeared dismal.

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