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Chile-Israel tie postponed

sports Updated: Mar 04, 2010 01:06 IST
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Chile’s Davis Cup tie with Israel has been put back a day until Saturday because of the devastating earthquake which hit the South American country at the weekend, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said.

An 8.8-magnitude earthquake, which struck central and southern Chile last Saturday, killed at least 800 people.

The World Group first round tie in the northern city of Coquimbo will now start on Saturday instead of Friday and end on Monday, the ITF said in a statement. Transport problems have delayed the arrival of players and officials.

“In memory of those who lost their lives in the earthquake, the ITF has asked for a minute’s silence to be observed at all eight World Group ties this weekend,” the statement added.