GB Davis Cup team delay travel to Belgium amid security concerns in Brussels

Published: Sunday 22nd November 2015 by The News Editor

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Great Britain’s Davis Cup team have delayed travelling to Belgium until Monday amid continuing security fears but are still planning to play in the final.

The terror alert level in Brussels, where the team were due to fly to, was raised to the highest category on Saturday because of a “serious and imminent” threat of a Paris-style attack.

The search for a man believed to be one of the masterminds of the atrocities in the French capital continues in the Brussels area.

Soldiers are patrolling the streets and the city’s metro system was shut for a second day on Sunday while several sporting events were cancelled.

Ghent, where the Davis Cup final is being held, is only 35 miles from Brussels and the Foreign Office updated its guidance for the country, advising visitors not to go to places with large numbers of people.

The 13,000-seat Flanders Expo is sold out for all three days of the final, which begins on Friday, with more than 1,000 British fans due to attend.

International Tennis Federation president David Haggerty said on Saturday he was “greatly concerned” by developments but that preparations for the tie would continue.

Published: Sunday 22nd November 2015 by The News Editor

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