New Delhi: The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Friday was forced to select a second string squad, with Leander Paes being the only old face, for the Davis Cup tie against South Korea after the Somdev Devvarman-led rebel players refused to make themselves available for national duty. (Read the 'rebel' players' joint press statement)
The other players are V.M. Ranjeet, Vijayant Malik and Purav Raja, who will be making their Davis Cup debut here in the Feb 1-3 tie. Paes will team up with Raja for the doubles. Ashwin Vijayaraghavan and Arjun Khade are the two reserves.
The AITA was forced to pick a completely new squad after the eight rebel players refused to budge despite some additional concessions the national body made