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Philippines to host series instead

Updated: March 18, 2009, 2:32 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Pakistan lost the right to host its Davis Cup series against the Philippines because of security fears in the wake of the attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team.

Pakistan was to host the July 10-12 best-of-five series, but the ITF said the Philippines will have the choice of venue "based upon existing advice from the ITF's security consultants."

"The Philippines has been told, 'It's your right to host it now. Can you tell us where and when?' " ITF spokesman Neil Robinson said ...

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