Indian Tennis Team Arrives in Pakistan for Davis Cup Tie
The Indian Davis Cup team is visiting Pakistan for the first time since 1964.
A 10-member Indian squad, comprising five players and as many support staff arrived in Islamabad late Sunday for the Davis Cup World Group I Play-Off tie against Pakistan.
The Indian Davis Cup team is visiting Pakistan first time after 1964, a spokesman of the Pakistan Tennis Federation said on Monday.
Besides five players the Indian squad includes two physios, a coach, a manager, and a coordinator, he said. The tie is scheduled to be held on the grass courts of Sports Complex Islamabad on February 3-4.
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) had initially appealed to play the tie at a neutral venue, however International Tennis Federation tribunal rejected that. The most recent tie between the two neighboring countries took place in 2019 in Kazakhstan.
Pakistan Tennis Federation has already announced the team for the tie which comprises Muzammil Murtaza, Aisam ul Haq Qureshi, Aqeel Khan, Muhammad Shoaib, and Barkatullah. Muhammad Abid will be the team’s non-playing captain.