Fed Cup postponed for three weeks

NEW DELHI: The Fed Cup competition, which moved from China and is scheduled to start from Tuesday on Kazakhstan , has been postponed for three weeks due to the outbreak of Coronavirus .

The Asia/Oceania Group I event was originally scheduled to be organized by the city of Dongguan in China from February 4 to 8.

According to All India Tennis Association ( AITA ), the ITF has confirmed the postponement of the tournament after the government of Kazakhstan prohibited the organisation of international sports events due to the threat of coronavirus outbreak.

The ITF is working with Wta to ensure availability of top players and are also exploring further venue options to host this event, AITA said in a release.

China, Republic of Korea, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia and Uzbekistan are the other countries that will compete for two play-off spots together with India in the Group I competition.