India drawn against Czech Republic in Davis Cup tennis


New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) India will host top seeds Czech Republic in a Davis Cup World Group Play-off tennis encounter to be played from September 18 to 20 at a yet to be decided venue.

Davis Cup's official Twitter handle tweeted about the topic on Tuesday.

The winning nation will progress to the 2016 World Group while the losing outfit will be relegated to their respective Zone Group I events.

The draw took place at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) headquarters in London in the presence of its president Francesco Ricci Bitti.

Czech Republic won the Davis Cup in 2012 and 2013 and in 1980 as Czechoslovakia while India qualified for the final on three occasions --1966, 1974 and 1987 -- losing all three contests.

India earned the right to participate in the Play-offs after beating New Zealand 3-2 in the Group 1 Asia/Oceania second round match over the weekend at Christchurch.

The following is the Play-off draw released by ITF:

India v Czech Republic

Switzerland v the Netherlands

Russia v Italy

Uzbekistan v United States

Colombia v Japan

Dominican Republic v Germany

Brazil v Croatia

Poland v Slovakia

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