Chennai to host India-Australia

Updated: April 17, 2009, 1:49 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

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