New Delhi: The inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL) from Nov 17-26 to be played across six cities in India won't have any clash of interests with the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), though, both will have franchises based out of New Delhi, former Indian tennis star and CTL promoter Vijay Amritraj said on Friday.
"There is only one tennis league in India and that is CTL. IPTL is an Asia-based competition. Ours is an India-centric endeavour. There is no clash with IPTL. It is raining sports leagues in the country with several sports having a league of their own." (Also read: Champions Tennis League Will Help Tennis at Grassroot Level, Says Vijay Amritraj)
"So we decided it was time to have a tennis league which will help in unearthing fresh talent. Sports in India is going through a transformation and is evolving rapidly. So both leagues can co-exist side-by-side," Amritraj said at a press conference here for the unveiling of the city-based team, named 'Delhi Dreams'. (People Start Playing Tennis Because They Want to Play Singles, not Doubles: Vijay Amritraj to NDTV)