New Zealand, Pakistan to meet in small-town Hawera
  • This Section
  • Latest
  • Web Wrap
Last Updated: Monday, April 19, 2010, 14:01
  
Wellington: The Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group II match between New Zealand and Pakistan will be played in Hawera, a provincial town with a population of 11,000.

New Zealand Tennis said that the July 9-11 was to be played in Pakistan, but was moved to New Zealand, with Pakistan's consent, for security reasons.

Tennis New Zealand said the three-day match will be played on a temporary indoor hardcourt at the TSB Hub, a new stadium hosting an international sports event for the first time.

Hawera is in the predominantly dairy farming province of Taranaki.

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka 3-2 and Pakistan defeated Hong Kong 3-1 in the first round. The winner will play Thailand or Indonesia in September's zonal final.

PTI


First Published: Monday, April 19, 2010, 14:01


comments powered by Disqus