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Davis Cup | AITA announces unprecedented eight-man squad for tie against Pakistan

The All India Tennis Association has decided to ready an eight-member contingent for their Davis Cup ties against Pakistan with the much-debated tie set to finally take place on November 29-30. Amongst the names missing from the squad are Arjun Kadhe, Vijay Sundar Prashanth, and more.
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newstennisa year ago

Davis Cup | We’ve good chance to beat India on our grass court, says PTF Salim Saifullah

Pakistan Tennis Federation president Salim Saifullah has stated that they have a very good chance of beating India on their grass court and the AITA was intentionally using tactics to shift the venue. PTF has filed an appeal to the International Tennis Federation after the tie was being shifted.
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newstennisa year ago

I am still Team India captain unless I hear otherwise, says Mahesh Bhupathi

Veteran Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday rejected suggestions that he has been replaced as captain of India for the Davis Cup tie against Pakistan stating that he is available and believes he is "still captain". Rohan Bopanna also expressed his shock over the captaincy change by AITA.
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newstennisa year ago

Davis Cup | AITA appoints Rohit Rajpal as non-playing captain for Pakistan tie

The All India tennis Association (AITA) has named former India player and chairman of the national tennis federation’s selection panel Rohit Rajpal as the non-playing captain for India’s tie against Pakistan. This came after weeks of speculation about Leander Paes being the front runner.
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newstennisa year ago

Let’s ban India-Pakistan Davis Cup ties instead of wasting ITF’s time, suggests PTF

After All India Tennis Association (AITA) has kept postponing their Davis Cup tie against Pakistan repeatedly, a frustrated Pakistan Tennis Federation has called for a ban on all future ties. After the initial announcement, AITA has now been contemplating a second string to Pakistan for the tie.
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newstennisa year ago

AITA begin procuring Pakistan visas ahead of Davis Cup tie

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has decided to begin the process to procure Pakistan visas for its players and support staff. The association is willing to send a team for next month’s Davis Cup tie, in case the International Tennis Federation (ITF) rejects its requests for a neutral venue.
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newstennisa year ago

Davis Cup | Unsure if players want to travel to Pakistan, says Mahesh Bhupathi

With India’s Davis Cup tie with Pakistan date all but fixed, which would be taking place in Islamabad, team captain Mahesh Bhupathi has cast a dark cloud over players’ willingness yet again. The former Grand Slam winner has also stated that “tennis” hasn’t been a part of India’s DNA ever.
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newstennisa year ago

Davis Cup tie against Pakistan most likely to take place in November, states AITA

The AITA has stated that the date for the controversial Davis Cup tie against rivals Pakistan has been set for early November and early December in Islamabad, subject to a security check. The fixture was previously scheduled for September but had to be postponed due to security concerns.
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newstennisa year ago

Davis Cup | India-Pakistan tie scheduled to be played in Lahore postponed to November

After weeks of dispute and indecision, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has finally decided to postpone the India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie to November. The All India Tennis Association (AITA) had earlier requested the ITF for a change of the venue citing security reasons in Pakistan.
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newstennisa year ago

Davis Cup | AITA asks ITF to consider ground realities over security arrangements and change venue

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has asked the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to look beyond the security assurances given by Pakistan and either postpone the tie or shift venue. AITA also cited past references of Davis Cup ties getting postponed or shifted owing to security concerns.
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