India's Davis Cup match against Finland postponed to 2021

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Last Updated: Fri, Jun 26th, 2020, 21:42:08hrs

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India's Davis Cup World Group I match against Finland has been postponed to 2021, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said. The ITF announced the postponement of all Davis Cup matches, including that of the Finals, to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"The ITF Board has announced that the 24 home-and-away World Group I and World Group II ties involving 48 national teams due to be played in September this year will be postponed until 2021, with ties to be played in either March or September," said ITF in its statement.

India were originally scheduled to travel to Finland for the tie in September this year.

"The 2020 regional Group III and IV events, in which 76 national teams are entered, are also postponed until 2021. The ITF will work with the hosts of these ties and events in order to ensure a safe environment in which they can be played next year."

The Finals, which was to be held in November this year, has been postponed to next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Friday. The venue for the tournament remains Madrid and will now be held from November 22, 2021.

"The decision to postpone the event comes following a three-month review of the considerable logistical and regulatory challenges that have arisen as a result of the pandemic and all potential hosting scenarios with the health and safety of all involved of paramount importance," said the ITF.