ISLAMABAD- International Tennis Federation (ITF) Board of Directors will review Pakistan appeal in its meeting to be held today (Tuesday) in France.

Pakistan had filled appeal to the ITF against awarding of Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group II tie to New Zealand, which was played at the neutral venue of Myanmar on April 5 to 7. Australian-based Sri Lankan origin ITF referee Ashita Ajigala spoiled Pakistan's great start against New Zealand in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group II home tie, which Pakistan was leading 1-0 and Aisam was tied 1-1 and leading 3-0 in the third set before the biased referee without any solid reason and evidence awarded the tie to New Zealand.

It was a sheer violation of the ITF rules, which clearly indicated that three hours time should have been given to repair a surface, if it got damaged. It surprised the Pakistani contingent a lot and they lodged strong protests against the referee and his decision.

An inside source on condition of anonymity told this scribe that if the ITF even considered 25 percent evidence, then one thing was quite sure that the ITF would be left with no other option but to award the tie to Pakistan, as Pakistan had a very strong case and all the evidences were very much in their favour.

It is pertinent to mention here that it looks highly unlikely that the ITF will change its earlier decision, as they will stand by their appointed referee and Pakistan has to content with accepting the decision and wait for next year to play the Davis Cup matches, as their Davis Cup journey is all but over this year.