WELLINGTON (AFP) Pakistan has lost home advantage to New Zealand for their Davis Cup tennis tie due to security fears in the troubled South Asian country, officials said Tuesday. Pakistan was due to host the Asia-Oceania zone second-round tie in July but New Zealand had asked for it to be moved because of security fears. Tennis New Zealand said the International Tennis Federation had reversed its choice of venue for the tie due to the existing security concerns that continue to surround the hosting of sporting events in Pakistan. Tennis New Zealand said it expected to confirm the new venue for the tie next month. A lot of our players had expressed concerns and did not want to travel to Pakistan, TNZ operations and events manager Tracy Hall said. Foreign sports teams have shunned Pakistan since an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in March last year. Bomb attacks in the city last week killed 45 people. A cricket Test series between New Zealand and Pakistan scheduled to be played in Pakistan last year was moved to New Zealand, and a one-day series was played in the United Arab Emirates.