Davis Cup venue fear

WELLINGTON - New Zealand has asked the International Tennis Federation to move its coming Davis Cup match against Pakistan to New Zealand or a neutral venue.

WELLINGTON - New Zealand has asked the International Tennis Federation to move its coming Davis Cup match against Pakistan to New Zealand or a neutral venue.

Pakistan and New Zealand have been drawn to meet in an Asia-Oceania Group 2 semifinal in Pakistan from July 9 to 11 but New Zealand had contacted the ITF to express security concerns, said Tennis New Zealand operations manager Tracy Hall.

She said the ITF had said it "would not review the situation until both Pakistan and New Zealand got through the first round".

Hall said the ITF had moved the Pakistan vs Hong Kong first-round match to Hong Kong "because it was too dangerous" but might be less inclined to switch venues for a semifinal. - Sapa-AP

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