Shahid Judge

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Davis Cup: Should hear from ITF by end of week, says Mahesh Bhupathi

The Indian players, however, have expressed fears over travelling to Pakistan through a letter Bhupathi sent to AITA.

Davis Cup: ITF has to guarantee comfort, security, says Vijay Amritraj

The Indian sports ministry however has made it clear that the government will in no way interfere with the AITA’s decision to send a team for the Asia/Oceania Group 1 tie scheduled to take place in Islamabad on September 14-15.

Aisam Qureshi takes a swipe at India’s ‘lame excuses’ on Davis Cup tie

The meeting on Monday is to discuss security arrangements for the Indian team in Pakistan for the September 14-15 tie, and for another push by India at moving the tie to a neutral venue.

Not just bridge, stress-reliving beta blockers on shooting blacklist too

'Beta Blockers' remains a substance banned for all sports in-competition, but prohibited for out-of-competition use by only archery and shooting – both precision sports.

ITF should take a trip to Pakistan and then decide if it’s safe enough, says Anand Amritraj

Ex-Davis Cup captain Anand Amritraj is amazed that the final call on the contentious Davis Cup tie between India and Pakistan will be taken by an official who knows nothing about the situation.

ITF snubs AITA, refuses to postpone or move Pakistan Davis Cup tie

On Tuesday, AITA had written to ITF arguing that the breakdown in political ties between the two neighbours has made it unsafe for the Indian team to travel across the border.

Players have grave concerns about going to Pakistan: Former AITA president Karti Chidambaram

Karti accused AITA, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Indian government for putting the players at risk by even considering sending a team to Pakistan.

India-Pakistan Davis Cup match: International Tennis Federation unable to understand risk

The Indian players have refrained from speaking on the issue. Asked about travel plans for the Davis Cup, Mahesh Bhupathi was cryptic: “Is anyone from India allowed to travel to Pakistan?”

Cloud over Davis Cup tie in Islamabad as India, Pakistan have second thoughts

“The matter has become very sensitive... If there is no improvement and the situation is not conducive for us to travel, we will write to the ITF asking for the tie to be held at a neutral venue,” All India Tennis Association secretary general Hironmoy Chatterjee said.

Davis Cup: Aisam Qureshi ready to face friends-turned-foes

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi’s career started in 1998. Since then, he’s won 17 ATP doubles titles and has been a former World No.8 in doubles.

Davis Cup: Pakistan waiting, and watching

There’s anticipation in Pakistan over their Davis Cup date with India next month, even as tension mounts between the neighbours.

Davis Cup: India name full-strength squad for ‘not a regular tie’

For the four singles rubbers, they have named India’s highest-ranked players - Prajnesh Gunneswaran (90) and Ramkumar Ramanathan (184).

Sumit Nagal rises above the challenges

With five Challenger semis and ATP 500 appearance, Indian puts aside transit, financial woes to break into top 200

Bridging the age gap: Three Indian juniors make it to Junior Bridge World Championship

Braving busy school life and ‘gambling’ taboo, three Indian juniors have made it to the Junior Bridge World Championship. Next challenge, however, is to find partners of their own age.

ITF security checks stringent: AITA assures Davis Cup players ahead of Pakistan tie

Following a two-day inspection in Islamabad last week, the two-man ITF team asserted their approval of the arrangements made for the tie.

India’s Davis Cup team set to go to Pakistan in September

India has skipped most sporting events hosted by Pakistan for over a decade — the 2007 cricket tour to Pakistan was the last significant “away” sporting trip that India undertook.

AITA sets wheels in motion as ITF clears Davis Cup tie in Pakistan

AITA has begun the process of checking player availability and sorting visa applications.

For Harmeet Desai, not business as usual

In time, Desai would become one of the first sportspersons to emerge from the city, and then the trophies became bigger and more prestigious.

Junior high in Suhl: Indian shooters rule the roost at the youth World Cup

Of the 24 medals the 54-member Indian contingent won at Suhl, nine came in Olympic events. It just goes to show, for Shirur, that the conveyor belt of quality shooters has validated the country’s endeavours in the sport.

Shooter Anish Bhanwala comes to grips with growing-up issues, clinches gold in junior World Cup

This was Bhanwala's third medal at a Junior World Cup – he's won two gold and a bronze. For any other junior, this would be considered a massive achievement. But this was expected from Bhanwala.