AITA to appoint special committee to address players` concern

Last Updated: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 16:03

New Delhi: The beleaguered All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Saturday decided to appoint a special committee, likely to be headed by a retired judge, to address the demands made by revolting players.

The proposal to appoint the committee was made by AITA President Anil Khanna. It will be formed on February 3 when the national federation proposes to have its next Executive Committee meeting.

AITA said in a release that the committee will be headed either by a retired judge or a senior retired government officer of equal status and an eminent tennis player.

It will go into the matters relating to Davis Cup and arrive at a suitable agreement with the players for Davis Cup matches.

"This is to ensure that the needs of the players are satisfied," the AITA release said.

A total of 11 players, including Somdev Devvarman, made themselves unavailable for the upcoming South Korea tie unless the AITA fulfil their demands with regards to playing conditions.

AITA accommodated most of them but the players refused to change their stand, insisting that all their demands be met.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 16:03

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