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Davis Cup: India draws Pakistan for away tie in September

NAGPUR: The Indian Davis Cup staff was on Wednesday drawn to fulfill Pakistan in away tie, which might smartly be shifted to a neutral venue supplied the central executive sticks to its present policy of no longer permitting wearing teams to commute to the neighbouring nation.

No Indian Davis Cup squad has travelled to Pakistan since March 1964 and in that tie, held in Lahore, India had won 4-0.

The draw for the tie, which will probably be held in September this yr happened in London. The winner will move to the World Group Qualifiers.

The Indian cricket staff has also no longer been allowed by way of the government to commute to Pakistan for any bilateral contest. The PCB had filed a reimbursement case with ICC tribunal however sooner or later misplaced to BCCI.

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) stated it will way the government to grasp if the staff will probably be allowed to commute.

"AITA does not have a choice. We have to follow the government policy. We will speak to the government to know. They have not allowed any sports team to travel to Pakistan," AITA secretary normal Hironmoy Chatterjee told PTI.

Pakistan had hosted Uzbekistan and Korea ultimate yr in Islamabad on grass courts.

It's an away tie for India because the ultimate tie between the two nations was performed in Mumbai in 2006, which India won 3-2.

Current non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi was part of that staff, which also had mythical Leander Paes, Prakash Amritraj and Rohan Bopanna.

Before that, India and Pakistan performed at neutral venue in Malaysia in 1973.

It's no longer a cricket like rivalry in tennis between the two nations but the present set of gamers, save doubles specialist Bopanna, have no longer performed a tie towards Pakistan let by myself travelling to the neighbouring nation.

India, who are a powerful facet in Asia/Oceania zone, have never misplaced to Pakistan in six conferences to this point. In 1971 when Pakistan have been hosts, India had handed a walk over. Bhupathi was happy to have drawn Pakistan.

"It's a good draw for us with the depth in our team. We are looking forward to winning and getting back to the World Group Play-offs (Qualifier) again," Bhupathi told PTI.

India coach Zeeshan Ali stated,"We know Pakistan players well. I am confident that with the team we have now and the way our players are playing and improving their rankings, we definitely hold the upper hand."

However both of them did not remark when asked if the government must permit the staff to commute or if they are prepared to commute to Pakistan.

Pakistan could be no match to India since none of their singles gamers are even ranked on ATP pc as in step with the new laws.

They have a just right competitor simplest in Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi, who is ranked 67 within the doubles.

Bopanna and Qureshi have performed as a staff in the past and the Indo-Pak Express had tasted affordable success. The 39-year previous Aqeel Khan still plays singles for them. They even have Muzammil Murtaza and Heera Ashiq and Shahzad Khan within the staff.

India's height gamers Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan are on cusp of breaking into singles top-100.

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