Somdev Devvarman lambasted the All India Tennis Association on Saturday and called it “unprofessional” and “unethical” for snubbing the rebel group.

The AITA had ignored the eight revolting players and named a second-string Davis Cup squad to take on South Korea for the Asia/Oceania Group I tie from February 1 to 3.

The move came after the rebels refused to make themselves available within a set deadline.

“The things that AITA have done last week have been unprofessional and unethical. The players are disappointed,” Devvarman said from Melbourne.

“I think AITA have made a lot of claims and everything but the truth is we haven’t got anything in writing. That is the thing players have asked for, we want that in writing because it would be foolish, given the history of AITA, to go into an agreement based on faith.

“Nothing came in writing, I can guarantee you that.

“The last e-mail that we received was on January 6 and that had nothing of the things that they said in the release.

“It just goes to show what sort of federation they are,” he added.

“It is simple. All that the players are asking is to be kept informed of what is being done. We raised a few concerns and we want to be dealt with professionally.

“What we are asking for is basic rights.

“Unfortunately, we are not able to communicate that properly to the executive body or selection committee or the AITA in general, and it is disappointing,” Devvarman said. — PTI

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