17 Mar 2010

Pakistan postpone their own nation games for security reasons

6:05 am on 17 March 2010

The security situation in Pakistan has become such a concern the country's own National Games have been postponed.

The event was scheduled for Peshawar later this month, but Pakistan's National Olympic Committee made the decision to postpone because authorities in Peshawar were not willing to give security clearance for the games, and they didn't want to risk the safety of more than 3,000 athletes.

Yesterday the International Tennis Federation moved New Zealand's Davis Cup tennis tie with Pakistan, scheduled for Lahore in July, to New Zealand.