TENNIS: Will the 1st France-Canada tour take place in Guadeloupe? Not so sure

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Davis Cup: The first round between France and Canada will take place from March 4 to 6, 2016 in Guadeloupe, in Baie-Mahault, but a budget problem, largely reassessed upwards, could call everything into question. The event would ultimately cost three times more expensive to local authorities who could give up hosting Yannick Noah players.

At the beginning of December, Jean Gachassin, President of the FFT, was delighted to announce the location chosen to host the first round of the Davis Cup between France and Canada, from March 4 to 6, 2016. For the first times in their history, the Blues are supposed to play in Guadeloupe, at the Velodrome de Baie-Mahault. But in this Christmas week, the holding of the event seems to be called into question, according to information from Guadeloupe 1ère. The concern would be financial since the overall bill would ultimately amount to 4,5 million euros, or 3 more than the 1,5 million initially announced by Jean Gachassin (including 500 euros covered by the FFT ). At the beginning of the month, the Regional Council of Guadeloupe assured "to be able to finance this event without tax increase" but the cost is, in fact, no longer the same._AF

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