Chennai to host India-Australia

4/17/2009 - Tennis

LONDON -- The International Tennis Federation says the Davis
Cup match between India and Australia will take place in Chennai,
India, as originally planned -- despite security concerns voiced by
the Australians.

The second-round match in Asia-Oceania Group 1 will take place
in May.

In a statement released on the Davis Cup Web site, the ITF said
Chennai was approved by the Davis Cup Committee following "a
positive report from the ITF's security consultants."

Australian tennis officials had sought a change of venue amid
heightened concerns about security for sports events on the Indian
subcontinent in the wake of a terror attack on the Sri Lanka
cricket team in Lahore, Pakistan, last month.