New Delhi: Indicating that it was not ready to budge under pressure from the revolting players, the AITA on Wednesday backed its Davis Cup support staff, saying it was not prepared to change the captain and the coach on the insistence of some players.
"Look, we have experts to decide on these matters. People like Misra are so experienced. Earlier, we used to get suggestions from star players such as Leander (Paes) on surface preferences. And we are doing that even on Wednesday.
"But if players say that take this tie to Tripura or some other city, change the coach and captain, it can't be done. We can consider their suggestions for surface but not the city. The respective state Association also has be to ready to host a tie," AITA Secretary General Bharat Oza told PTI.