Somdev calls AITA 'unprofessional'

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 12, 2013 12:22 hrs

Indian tennis star Somdev Devvarman on Saturday slammed the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and said it was 'unprofessional' in dealing the crisis between the revolting players and the association.

"All the [ignored] players are very disappointed the way AITA have handled this issue so far," Devvarman told CNN-IBN.

"They [AITA] have tackled the situation unprofessionally," he said.

Devvarman made the comments a day after the AITA on Friday was forced to select a depleted side for next month´s Davis Cup tie against South Korea as the revolting players stood their ground despite being offered more concessions by the national body.

Despite negotiations that carried late Thursday night, the players refused to budge and none of the eight players made themselves available for the Asia Oceania Group I tie beginning Feb 1 here.

Veteran Leander Paes will now lead the side while V.M. Ranjeet and Vijayant Malik will be making their Davis Cup debut. None of the two players feature even in top-500.

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