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Davis Cup Match Moved From Pakistan Over Security


A number of sporting events have been canceled in Pakistan since the Sri Lanka cricket team's bus was ambushed by these unidentified gunmen in Lahore one year ago. Here, a Sri Lankan player is being evacuated by Pakistan military helicopter from Gaddafi S

A number of sporting events have been canceled in Pakistan since the Sri Lanka cricket team's bus was ambushed by these unidentified gunmen in Lahore one year ago. Here, a Sri Lankan player is being evacuated by Pakistan military helicopter from Gaddafi S

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- The International Tennis Federation has decided to move Pakistan's next Davis Cup match to New Zealand because of security concerns.

The federation says it has informed the Pakistan and New Zealand teams that their Asia-Oceania Group 2 semifinal will instead be played in New Zealand in July, rather than in Pakistan or at a neutral venue.

New Zealand tennis officials have previously expressed reluctance to play in Pakistan because of security issues.

The Pakistani city of Lahore, which was originally expected to host the Davis Cup match, was hit by two suicide bomb blasts on March 12 that killed more than 50 people.

Several other sporting events have been cancelled in Pakistan since the Sri Lanka cricket team's bus was ambushed in Lahore one year ago.

compiled from agency reports

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