Pakistan opposes NZealand''s neutral venue request

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has objected to New Zealand''s request that their Davis Cup tennis tie be moved to a neutral venue due to security concerns.

Pakistan is scheduled to meet New Zealand in an Asia-Oceania Group II semifinal from July 9-11, but New Zealand has asked the International Tennis Federation to move the tie to either New Zealand or a neutral venue.

Pakistan Tennis Federation secretary Rashid Khan told a US-based news agency on Tuesday that New Zealand should either travel to Pakistan for the matches or forfeit.