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India vs Pak Davis Cup tie at Kazakhstan, Injured Bopanna withdraws
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India vs Pak Davis Cup tie at Kazakhstan, Injured Bopanna withdraws

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New Delhi, Nov 19: International Tennis Federation has nominated Nur Sultan the capital of Kazakhstan to host the matches between India and Pakistan Davis Cup tie earlier venue being Islamabad finally ending days of speculation over the matter.

The Independent Tribunal of the ITF endorsed the decision taken by the Davis Cup Committee on November 4 that the tie should be shifted to a neutral venue, keeping in mind safety and security of players and officials.

Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) had filed an appeal contesting the decision. However, AITA has confirmed that ITF has chosen Nur Sultan as the new venue for India vs Pakistan Davis Cup tie. The tie was scheduled to be held in September but was pushed to November 29-30 after India expressed concerns about the safety of their players due to the prevailing diplomatic tensions between the two nations following the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Rohan Bopanna, who was to pair up with Leander Paes, will not play the tie due to shoulder injury while reserve player Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan is expected to partner with Paes for the doubles.

Top singles pair Sumit Nagal and Ramkumar Ramanathan will also be participating in the tie. (UNI)