Wheelchair tennis team will leave Iran for Sri Lanka on Thursday to take part at the regional qualifying event for the 2016 World Team Cup.
The prestigious World Cup will be held in Tokyo, Japan from May 23 to 28 at the Ariake Colosseum.
The Iranian team consists of three athletes Hossein Mamipour, Mehdi Tayebi and Mehdi Jabbari.
Iran was awarded a wild card entry in the 2005 World Cup in Turkey.
“This time, we will not be awarded qualifying wild card. Four teams Iran, Malaysia, Iraq and Sri Lanka will vie for one World Cup place in Japan,” Ali Kashfia, head of Iran’s Wheelchair Tennis Association, told Paralympic.ir.
The Sri Lankan Tennis Association are then due to hold the Asian qualifier from February 27 to March 1.
Elsewhere, China and South Korea will meet together for one place to join host Japan.