PTF demands compensation as Pakistan-Oman Davis cup tie shifted

January 2nd, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Jan.2 (ANI): Angered over the shifting of the Davis Cup tie between Pakistan and Oman to Oman, the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) has demanded a compensation of 60, 00,000 dollars from the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
The PTF has lodged a strong protest with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) over the shifting and demanded that the matches should be played at any neutral venue.
We would like to play this tie either in Malaysia or Singapore to protest its shifting from Pakistan to Oman, the Daily Times quoted PTF president Syed Dialwar Abbas, as saying.
There was no issue of security in Pakistan and the PTF had successfully organised eight international tournaments in 2008,Abbas added.
Commenting on the cancellation of India-Pakistan tennis competitions, Abbas said that it has nothing to do with the strained relations between both countries and the tennis federations of countries would soon finalise the plans of their mutual series in Pakistan.
Sports in Pakistan has been hit hard in recent times. Deteriorating security condition in the country has forced the organisers to either cancel the event or shift it to any other country. (ANI)

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