Though major sporting events in the sub-continent have been under the cloud of security concerns, the International Tennis Federation has not yet labeled it as a problem area.
In the wake of the IPL moving out and Pakistan’s Davis Cup tie shifted out the ITF will continue with its standard procedure, which is carried out irrespective of security threats, to deem the venue safe.
“It is only Pakistan where ties have been moved, so from the ITF’s standpoint there is not a major issue regarding events in the sub-continent,” ITF Communications Officer Nick Imison said. The Asia Oceania third round tie between India and Australia is scheduled in Chennai From May 8-10.
“The security advisors will be visiting Chennai in the next few days, so we expect to be able to report back to both federations next week,” added Imison.
Meanwhile, the All India Tennis Association is positive India will play host to Australia in the Davis Cup tie. "We will fight for it," said AITA executive director, Ranbir Chauhan.