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AITA loses appeal in ITF tribunal, Indian team will have to travel to Pakistan

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The Bridge - Home of Indian Sports

Published: 2023-12-23 16:25:11.0

All India Tennis Association has lost the case in the ITF tribunal that its Davis Cup team could face security concerns during the World Group I Play-off tie in Islamabad, paving the way for an Indian tennis team's visit to Pakistan for the first time in 60 years.

If the Indian team fails to travel to Pakistan, the tie will be awarded to the host country and the Indian team will be relegated to World Group II.

The last time an Indian Davis Cup team travelled to Pakistan was way back in 1964 when it beat the hosts 4-0. All India Tennis Association (AITA) Secretary General Anil Dhupar confirmed to PTI that ITF has rejected their appeal.

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