India are scheduled to play the Asia/Oceania Group 1 tie in the Pakistani capital on September 14 and 15.
But tensions between the neighbours have grown since India revoked
the special autonomy status of Kashmir, which the nuclear-armed rivals
have fought over since gaining independence in 1947.
Pakistan has frozen diplomatic ties and halted travel between the two
countries. The All India Tennis Association said it has sought a
meeting with the International Tennis Federation to force a change of
"Mahesh Bhupathi, the Indian captain, has spoken to me. It is very
concerning for the players to participate under such circumstances. They
are looking for a remedy to play elsewhere," AITA secretary Hironmoy
Chatterjee told AFP.
"We have told the ITF that the Indian ambassador has been sent back,
diplomatic relations have been downgraded, airspace over Pakistan for
Indian flights has been stopped, road and train connection is stalled.
The ITF said in a statement that it was satisfied with Pakistan's security plan for the event.
"We are working closely with the host nation and independent expert
security advisors - the ITF is satisfied with their current security
assessment of the site and the security plan in place," the world body
"The overall security risk rating for Pakistan has not changed,
however, we will continue to monitor the situation closely with our
On Monday, India's sports minister Kiren Rijiju said the government
would not prevent the team from playing the Davis Cup tie in Pakistan as
it was not a bilateral series and was organised by a world body.
India cut bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan after deadly attacks
in Mumbai in 2008 that authorities blamed on Pakistani militants, with
just one limited-overs tour in 2012-13.
An Indian tennis team last played a Davis Cup tie in Pakistan in
1964, when they beat the hosts 4-0. Pakistan lost 3-2 when they played
in Mumbai in 2006.
Until recently, Pakistan has been forced to host Davis Cup ties at
neutral venues as teams refused to travel to the South Asian nation over