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Myanmar has cancelled a series of Davis Cup matches in Yangon after security fears were raised following a recent outbreak of religious violence, local tennis officials said Tuesday. 

Aqeel Khan of Pakistan hits a return against Artem Sitak of New Zealand during their Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group II tennis match in Myanmar's capital Yangon on April 5, 2013. Myanmar has cancelled a series of Davis Cup matches in Yangon after security fears were raised following a recent outbreak of religious violence, local tennis officials said Tuesday.

Matches in Asia-Oceania groups III and IV set for this week were scrapped after the world tennis body questioned players' safety following anti-Muslim riots in March which left at least 43 people dead.

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