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Lebanon agrees to play Davis Cup tie in Pakistan


September 24th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 24 (IANS) Lebanon have agreed to play their Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group 2 tie in Pakistan giving sport in the strife-torn country a massive boost when most ... Read more...

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Chandigarh tennis coach Wadhera still keen on going to Pakistan


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The uncertain conditions in Pakistan have not deterred Indian tennis coach Birbal Wadhera -- he is eager to travel across the border to ... Read more...

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PTF plans to hold star-studded tourney to promote tennis in drone-hit Waziristan region


April 26th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 26(ANI): The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) is planning to hold a tournament in the war-torn, militant-infested mountainous region of Waziristan, featuring top national players of the country.In a bid ... Read more...

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Pakistan Tennis Federation to host tournament in war-torn Waziristan


April 26th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan's tennis bosses are planning to take the otherwise elitist sport to the war-torn, terrorist-infested region of Waziristan in the north-west of the country.The Pakistan ... Read more...

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Facing Sania in Wagah “border match” would be “dream come true”, says Pak ace


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 23(ANI): Pakistan's top-ranked woman tennis player Ushna Suhail has said that she is ready to face Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza at the Wagah Border, if the Pakistan Tennis Federation ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak women’s tennis series proposed


April 17th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 17(ANI): Pakistan's top tennis organizer Shahida Kausar Farooq has proposed a showpiece Indo-Pak women's tennis series that could be jointly hosted by both countries.Farooq suggested the idea at a ... Read more...

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US-based coach to train Pakistan’s Davis Cup team


April 10th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 10(ANI): US-based tennis coach Jalil Riaz will arrive in Pakistan in June to train the team for the Davis Cup scheduled to be held in July, Pakistan Tennis Federation ... Read more...

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Pak female players to play in Fed Cup after gap of 12 years


January 24th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 24(ANI): Pakistani female tennis players will take part in the upcoming Fed Cup after a gap of 12 years.The Fed Cup is the premier team competition in women's tennis, ... Read more...

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Dirty politics affecting Pakistan tennis


January 16th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 16(ANI): Dirty politics has engulfed the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF), which has been divided into several groups on the issue of national trials and the venue of the Fed Cup.The ... Read more...

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ITF shifts Davis Cup from Pakistan to Hong Kong over security concerns


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 23 (ANI): Pakistan has yet again missed out on hosting a Davis Cup tie after the International Tennis Federation (ITF) decided to change the venue owing to security concerns ... Read more...

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ITF refuses Davis Cup tie in Pakistan


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 22 (IANS) Pakistan tennis has received yet another setback after the International Tennis Federation (ITF) decided to disallow it a Davis Cup tie against Hong Kong at home ... Read more...

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Pak tennis sensation Aisam gets grand welcome at home


September 16th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 16 (ANI): Pakistan's tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi received a hero's homecoming, with government and Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) officials welcoming him with garlands, as his fans raised slogans "long ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan tennis suffering because of cricket board’


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 23 (IANS) A senior tennis official has demanded that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) bail the country's tennis federation out of a serious financial crisis. Khawaja Saeed Hai, Pakistan's tennis ... Read more...

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Nigerian president suspends national team from world football


July 1st, 2010 - 6:09 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Abuja, July 1 (DPA) Nigerian football was in disarray Wednesday after President Goodluck Jonathan suspended the national team from all international tournaments for two years following the Super Eagles' poor showing at ... Read more...

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Pak tennis players being denied Kiwi visas for July Davis Cup tie


June 29th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 29 (ANI): The High Commission of New Zealand in Dubai is hesitant to give visas to the Pakistani players for the upcoming Davis Cup tie scheduled for next month ... Read more...

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Pak looking to rope in Lahore-born Aussie player for Davis cup tie against Kiwis


April 20th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr.20 (ANI): Pakistan's star tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is trying to rope in an Australian tennis player of Pakistani origin to boost his country's chances in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania ... Read more...

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Sania may partner Pakistani tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq in ‘mixed doubles’


April 11th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr.11 (ANI): Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza may partner young Pakistani player Aisam-ul-Haq in mixed-doubles matches.In an interview to Geo News, Haq said he has been performing well in mixed double ... Read more...

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Pak tennis champs miffed with govt’s refusal to award them prize money


April 7th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.7 (ANI): The Pakistan Tennis Federation's (PTF) request to honour players who won the Davis Cup tie against Hong Kong last month and helped the country qualify for the semi ... Read more...

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Sania will continue to play for India: AITA


April 1st, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Quashing rumours of Sania Mirza playing for Pakistan after her marriage to cricketer Shoaib Malik, All India Tennis Association (AITA) Thursday issued a statement confirming her participation ... Read more...

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Pakistan to demand compensation from ITF


March 16th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, March 16 (IANS) The Pakistan Tennis Federation said Tuesday it will demand compensation from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for shifting of its 'home' Davis Cup tie to New Zealand. ... Read more...

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Now, Pak’s Davis Cup tie against Hong Kong shifted from Lahore over security fears


December 12th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec. 12 (ANI): The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has shifted Pakistan's Davis Cup tie against Hong Kong from Lahore citing security concerns.The Group-II match of the Davis Cup, which was ... Read more...

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Pakistan again loses the right to host Davis Cup tie


December 11th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 11 (IANS) Pakistan tennis suffered yet another setback Friday when the International Tennis Federation (ITF) moved the country's Davis Cup tie against Hong Kong from Lahore because of security ... Read more...

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Pakistan admits ’state of war’, cancels junior tennis meets


October 22nd, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar KhalidKarachi, Oct 22 (IANS) Pakistan's tennis officials Thursday decided to call off two international junior tennis tournaments in capital Islamabad because of growing threat of terrorism.Rashid Khan, the Pakistan Tennis ... Read more...

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ITF rejects Pakistan’s plea for neutral Davis Cup venue


March 28th, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, March 28 (IANS) The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has rejected Pakistan's demand to shift its Davis Cup second-round tie against the Philippines to a neutral venue, the country's ... Read more...

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Fate of Pakistan Davis Cup tie to be decided later this month


March 20th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, March 20 (IANS) The fate of Pakistan's Davis Cup second round tie against Philippines is expected to be decided by the game's ruling body by the end of this month. A ... Read more...

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Pakistan questions Philippines’ security after Davis Cup switch


March 18th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, March 18 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday questioned the security situation in the Philippines after its Davis Cup second round tie was switched from Lahore to Manila due to ... Read more...

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PTF demands compensation as Pakistan-Oman Davis cup tie shifted


January 2nd, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.2 (ANI): Angered over the shifting of the Davis Cup tie between Pakistan and Oman to Oman, the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) has demanded a compensation of 60, 00,000 dollars ... Read more...

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Sania Mirzas Pak tour postponed due to lack of sponsorship


November 19th, 2008 - 10:27 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 19 (ANI): Due to lack of sponsors, Indian women tennis ace Sania Mirzas proposed Pakistan tour has reportedly been postponed.The tour was jointly planned by the PTF (Pakistan ... Read more...

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Sania Mirza wants to play exhibition matches in Pak


August 14th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing , Aug 14 (ANI): India s tennis sensation Sania Mirza has expressed willingness to play exhibition matches in Pakistan , but added that she was yet to receive a formal ... Read more...

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