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Pakistan demand compensation for Davis Cup ties shift

January 13, 2010 08:47 IST

The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) has filed a compensation claim with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after losing the right to host three Davis Cup ties due to the security situation in the country.

"We have filed a claim for a total compensation of around $100,000 for the three Davis Cup ties against Oman, the Philippines and Hong Kong that have been moved from Pakistan since last year," PTF president Dilawar Abbas said on Tuesday.

The ITF shifted the ties to venues in those three countries after security concerns expressed by Pakistan's opponents over the scheduling of their matches in Lahore and Islamabad.

The ties against Oman and the Philippines were moved last year while Pakistan are due to travel to Hong Kong to play a Davis Cup Group II first round match in March.

"The ITF initially rejected our compensation claim but... will now consider it again next month at a meeting," Abbas said.

"If the matter is not resolved by the ITF it can also go the Court of Aarbitration for Sport," he added.

He said the ITF argued that Pakistan was given a share of the money from international sponsorship of the ties and due to the security situation no country would play in Pakistan.

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