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Aisam Qureshi quits over New Zealand row

Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan’s number one tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi has pulled out of a Davis Cup tie in New Zealand later this month “to take a stand”. The 2010 US Open doubles finalist remains unhappy that a 2013 match against the same opponents, held in Myanmar, was handed to New Zealand by the referee because of poor playing conditions, while Qureshi was winning. Pakistan has not hosted a Davis Cup tie since 2005 and plays its home matches in neutral venues because of security concerns. Qureshi tweeted on Monday (5): “I believe we need to make a stand for our country rights,…

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