Indian Tennis deadlock resolved as 'rebels' end rebellion, but discussions to continue with AITA

The star players, also expressed their satisfaction with the change in venue of the Davis Cup tie from Delhi to Bangalore after their views were heard on the venue shifting. Earlier, the AITA on Friday communicated all the offers with regard to playing conditions in writing to the rebel players and also asked for their availability for the upcoming tie against Indonesia.

updated: February 09, 2013 20:07 IST
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New Delhi: The five-week long crisis, that rocked Indian tennis, was partially resolved on Saturday as the rebel players made themselves available for the tie against Indonesia, a day after AITA gave all the assurances with regard to Davis Cup playing conditions in writing.

The players, however, made it clear that their availability is only for the upcoming tie and is subject to AITA's compliance with the promises made to them.

The 11-member rebel group, led by Somdev Devvarman, has also refused to talk to the three-member committee formed by AITA to resolve the issue and also wanted to know who would replace non-playing captain S P Misra in the next assignment. (Full text of the letter from players)

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