The Fed Cup competition, which was moved out of China and scheduled to begin from Tuesday in Kazakhstan, has been postponed for three weeks due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.
The Asia/Oceania Group I event was originally scheduled to be hosted by the city of Dongguan in China from February 4-8.
According to the 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, Korea Republic, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, and Uzbekistan are the other countries who will be vying for two playoff spots along with India in the Group I of the competition.