The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Wednesday that Pakistan and India’s Davis Cup will be now played in Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan. It was scheduled to take place in Islamabad before.
The Asia/Oceania Group I match was initially planned for September, but was pushed back to November 29-30 after security fears were raised by India amid tensions between the neighboring nations over Kashmir.
The new place for the Davis Cup was decided after the ITF’s Davis Cup Committee rejected Pakistan Tennis Federation’s appeal against the decision to move the match from Islamabad on Tuesday.
“The Davis Cup Committee has voted in favour of the tie being hosted by the ITF on neutral ground at the National Tennis Centre in Nur-Sultan (previously Astana) on November 29-30,” The ITF said in a statement.
The match was moved from Islamabad on November 4 following a review the ITF’s independent security advisors.
An Indian tennis team last played a Davis Cup tie in Pakistan in 1964, when they beat the hosts 4-0. Pakistan lost 3-2 when they played in Mumbai in 2006.