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New Zealand, Pakistan to meet in small-town Hawera

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.

world Updated: Apr 19, 2010 13:35 IST

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 on Monday 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.