Pak vs Ind Davis Cup Tie ’19: ITF Postpones Due to Situation After Indian Kashmir Annexation

ITF – International Tennis Federation has announced that the Davis Cup encounter has been postponed till November 2019. 

The much awaited Davis Cup Tie between Pakistan and India was to be held on 14th-15th September 2019, in the capital city Islamabad. 

The ITF statement states that “We have made the decision following an in-depth security review of the current situation in Pakistan by independent security advisors.” Further, the new date will be announced on 9th September 2019. 

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The current situation relates to the Kashmir conflict where tensions have increased after the Indian Army has annexed the Kashmir region normally termed as Occupied Kashmir. 

An important feature of this event was the visit of Indian team to Pakistan after 55 years, and for the first time in Islamabad. Indian team had last toured Pakistan for a Davis Cup encounter in 1964. 

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