After an attempt to move the venue to Stockholm failed, the Swedish city of Malmo remains as the official host of the upcoming Davis Cup tie between the host country and Israel.
According to reports, the city of Malmo will play host in this highly publicized event. It has been reported that the upcoming match will be played without fans or spectators due to security concerns.
Swedish organizers said that there’s a possibility that anti-Israeli demonstrations will take place thus forcing them not to allow spectators in the best-of-five series on March 6 to 8.
Israeli Tennis Federation Chairman Michael Klein expressed his sadness on this development.
“It’s terrible that they are trying to mix politics with sports, especially in an enlightened country like Sweden,” he said.
Last week, Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer was denied a visa by the United Arab Emirates to compete in a WTA tournament in Dubai. The tournament organizers claimed that they are concerned for the players’ security since Israel’s military offensive in Gaza took place just last month. The organizers were fine $300,000 by the WTA Board.
Stockholm officials have offered to become an alternate venue of the match but stepped back after realizing that there’s not enough time to organize the event in their city.Tennisguru.net in partnership with bet365 offer over 40,000 live streamed events per year. However, please note that the intellectual property rights to stream such events are usually owned at a country level and therefore, depending on your location, there may be certain events that you may be unable to view due to such restrictions. Prior to joining bet365 and funding your account therefore in order to view any particular event via the bet365 live stream, you are strongly advised to first check with bet365 that, given your country location, you would be eligible to view the live streamed event in question. bet365’s contact details can be found by clicking here, then clicking ‘Services’ at the top right of the page, and then choosing the ‘Contact Us’ option.