The crisis that has rocked Indian tennis escalated on Monday with the players rejecting the compromise formula offered by the AITA, which in turn has now decided not to bend its back any more.
The eight revolting players, led by Somdev Devvarman, sent their response to the national tennis body this evening and demanded that all their demands be fulfilled. The AITA, however, is in no mood to listen to the players and has warned that the national tennis body would not mind going ahead with the South Korea tie without them. It has also been learnt that the players are not happy with the AITA sharing its proposal with the media. “They want us to reconsider our proposal. … But whatever we have had to offer we have… ” AITA CEO Hironmoy Chatterjee said.
The senior AITA official said they cannot offer more to the players and will field only those for the South Korea tie, who will make themselves available. “We have a selection meeting on the 11th and if players want to play they will have to make themselves available. If they do not want to play, it’s their choice,” Chatterjee said.PTI