"Right now, the situation is not very conducive for the players to go and play in Pakistan", Chatterjee had said. No request for a change in venue has been mentioned, according to AITA secretary Hironmoy Chatterjee.
"It's now up to the ITF".
After the Indian government scrapped the special status accorded to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the developments have kept the AITA officials and players anxious.
It remains to be seen whether there is any last-minute change in the venue, although it is likely that the proposed Davis Cup schedule will remain unchanged. We are not making an unreasonable request.
The tie, for which AITA named a full-strength team, is scheduled to be held in Islamabad on September 14 and 15. It's a genuine request.
Chatterjee had added that the AITA is also gathering information from the players for the visa application of Pakistan.
Pakistan has responded to Delhi's move by downgrading diplomatic ties with India amid a military lockdown in Indian-occupied Kashmir and has suspended cross-border train services, the Samjhauta Express, and the Thar Express, to India.
However, the tennis team is set to rise through the political tensions that cloud the two team's relationships and will become the first Indian Davis Cup team to play in Pakistan since 1964.
Since 2017, Pakistan have played four of their five home ties in Islamabad, hosting Korea, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Iran.
The Pakistan Tennis Federation had ruled out shifting the matches to a neutral venue. Hong Kong had refused to travel to Pakistan in April, 2017, instead conceding a walkover. India last played Pakistan in the Davis Cup in 2006 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, in which the hosts managed to register a 3-2 win to take India's head-to-head tally against Pakistan to 6-0.
"We have asked ITF for a neutral venue because the situation is a bit unpredictable", All India Tennis Association (AITA) president Praveen Mahajan told AFP on Sunday. They played Chinese Taipei in Turkey while they hosted Kuwait in Colombo.