India is safe to host Davis Cup: Chidambaram

Updated: 25 April 2009 07:06 IST

Tennis Australia announced that its team will not go to Chennai for the Davis Cup tie against India next month because of security concerns.

New Delhi:

Tennis Australia announced that its team will not go to Chennai for the Davis Cup tie against India next month because of security concerns.

This may result in a one year suspension of the team from the competition.

The decision followed the International Tennis Federation Board's rejection of TA's appeal to shift the tie out of India.

Soon after Australian decided not to send their players for the Davis Cup. Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said, "Davis Cup is one match, one visiting team, one venue, one stadium and just three days. India and the event are completely safe. Foolproof security can and will be provided."

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