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After 55 years, Pakistan set to host Indian tennis team in Davis Cup

The Pakistan Tennis Federation has said that the country will host the Indian tennis team for the Davis Cup tie.

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Islamabad Published on: July 26, 2019 12:51 IST
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The Pakistan Tennis Federation has said that the country will host the Indian tennis team for the Davis Cup tie.

The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) has said that it is all set to host Indian tennis team for the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-I tie after a gap of 55 years.

On Thursday, Vice President of the PTF Muhammad Khalid Rehmani told the media that all necessary arrangements have been made to hold the tie in a befitting manner in September this year.

Indian team last visited Pakistan in March 1964 and defeated the hosts by 4-0 in Lahore. Later on, Pakistan and India had faced each other in a Davis Cup ties in April 2006 in Mumbai, India.

The visiting side will play the tie against the hosts at the grass-court of the Pakistan Sports Complex in capital Islamabad from September 14 to 15. Pakistan has already played ties against teams from Uzbekistan, South Korea and Thailand at the same venue in 2017 and 2018.

The PTF official added that a team from the International Tennis Federation (ITF), which visited Pakistan earlier this week, expressed its full satisfaction over the administrative and security measures taken by Pakistan for the tie, reports Xinhua news agency.

One of the visiting ITF officials Richard Simon Gallagher told media that Islamabad has always been a secure city where the PTF has hosted no less than five Davis Cup ties in recent times and they hoped that the upcoming competition will be held perfectly.

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