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Pakistan to host first Davis Cup tie in 13 years

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will host its first Davis Cup tie in 13 years against in February, the country's tennis federation has said.

"The International Tennis Federation has considered that security has improved," Tennis Federation Secretary Khalid Rehmani said on Wednesday, reports Efe.

The matches will be held from February 3-5 in Islamabad, Rehmani said, adding that the Iranian team would be provided the same level of security as visiting foreign leaders.

has hosted few international sports events since 2001 due to high levels of extremist violence.

last played in the Davis Cup on its soil in 2004, when it took on New Zealand. Since then, has only played in other countries.

In the case of cricket, the national sport, an attack in 2009 on the Sri Lankan team that left nine people dead forced to play all home matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), except for several matches against Zimbabwe in 2015.

The level of violence, however, has decreased considerably since an army operation was launched in the tribal regions in June 2014.

Recently, has hosted several international squash tournaments and acquired four armoured buses to transport visiting cricket teams.

--IANS

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(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Pakistan to host first Davis Cup tie in 13 years

Pakistan will host its first Davis Cup tie in 13 years against Iran in February, the country's tennis federation has said.

will host its first Davis Cup tie in 13 years against in February, the country's tennis federation has said.

"The International Tennis Federation has considered that security has improved," Tennis Federation Secretary Khalid Rehmani said on Wednesday, reports Efe.

The matches will be held from February 3-5 in Islamabad, Rehmani said, adding that the Iranian team would be provided the same level of security as visiting foreign leaders.

has hosted few international sports events since 2001 due to high levels of extremist violence.

last played in the Davis Cup on its soil in 2004, when it took on New Zealand. Since then, has only played in other countries.

In the case of cricket, the national sport, an attack in 2009 on the Sri Lankan team that left nine people dead forced to play all home matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), except for several matches against Zimbabwe in 2015.

The level of violence, however, has decreased considerably since an army operation was launched in the tribal regions in June 2014.

Recently, has hosted several international squash tournaments and acquired four armoured buses to transport visiting cricket teams.

--IANS

sam/dg

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Pakistan to host first Davis Cup tie in 13 years

will host its first Davis Cup tie in 13 years against in February, the country's tennis federation has said.

"The International Tennis Federation has considered that security has improved," Tennis Federation Secretary Khalid Rehmani said on Wednesday, reports Efe.

The matches will be held from February 3-5 in Islamabad, Rehmani said, adding that the Iranian team would be provided the same level of security as visiting foreign leaders.

has hosted few international sports events since 2001 due to high levels of extremist violence.

last played in the Davis Cup on its soil in 2004, when it took on New Zealand. Since then, has only played in other countries.

In the case of cricket, the national sport, an attack in 2009 on the Sri Lankan team that left nine people dead forced to play all home matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), except for several matches against Zimbabwe in 2015.

The level of violence, however, has decreased considerably since an army operation was launched in the tribal regions in June 2014.

Recently, has hosted several international squash tournaments and acquired four armoured buses to transport visiting cricket teams.

--IANS

sam/dg

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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