AITA confirms India will travel to Pakistan for Davis Cup tie


first_img Asian News International New DelhiJuly 28, 2019UPDATED: July 28, 2019 12:15 IST India are yet to announce their squad for Davis Cup tie in Pakistan (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAITA secretary-general Hironmoy Chatterjee confirmed India will travel to PakistanIndia are set to play Pakistan in Asia/Oceania Group 1 tie on grass in SeptemberThe team of six players, support staff and coach will be going to Pakistan: Hironmoy ChatterjeeIndian team will travel to Pakistan for the first time in 55 years to participate in the Davis Cup, All India Tennis Association (AITA) Secretary-General Hironmoy Chatterjee confirmed on Sunday.”Yes, we will go. It is not a bilateral series, it’s a World Cup of tennis so we have to go. There was no communication with the government as it’s a world event, we have to abide by the IOC charter, AITA Secretary told ANI.”The team of six players, support staff and coach will be going to Pakistan. I will also go along with the team. We will be putting in the visa application for everyone. Pakistan hockey team travelled to India for the World Cup and now we are also going,” he added.The Davis Cup draw was rolled out in February this year, but after the Pulwama attack on February 14, the future of Indian tennis team touring Pakistan looked really bleak.Indian cricket team had last toured Pakistan in 2007, and after that, no team across any sport in the country has toured Pakistan.India last played Pakistan in the Davis Cup in 2006 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, in which the hosts managed to register a 3-2 win to take India’s head-to-head tally against Pakistan to 6-0.AITA is yet to announce the final squad for the outing between the two neighbouring countries.Also Read | It’s a message of peace, says Somdev Devvarman as India set to play Davis Cup tie in PakistanAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India TennisFollow Davis Cup 2019Follow India vs PakistanFollow AITA AITA confirms India will travel to Pakistan for Davis Cup tieThe All India Tennis Association secretary-general Hironmoy Chatterjee confirmed on Sunday that India will be travelling to Pakistan to take part in the Davis Cup tie. advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Louisbourg Comes to Government House


first_imgPeople will have a chance to listen to unique insights about the Fortress of Louisbourg at the next event at Government House in Halifax, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. A.J.B. Johnston, author and former Parks Canada historian at the Fortress of Louisbourg, will share his knowledge of the fortress and insights into the people and events that helped shape the history of Nova Scotia. Mr. Johnston’s presentation, Louisbourg and the Twists of Time, is part of the Lieutenant Governor’s Evenings at Government House free public event series, which celebrates civic and cultural excellence in the province. “As North America’s largest historic reconstruction project, the Fortress of Louisbourg is a treasure trove for anyone with an interest in history,” said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. “I invite everyone to join Mrs. Grant and me for this fascinating evening at Government House.” Visit http://lt.gov.ns.ca or call 424-7001 for more information.last_img read more