1 Updates
AITA takes exception to dubbing Davis Cup team 'third rate'
Photo Credit: RAVEENDRAN, Getty Images

AITA takes exception to dubbing Davis Cup team 'third rate'

Jan 18 2013, 9:16am CST | by

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) All India Tennis Association (AITA) Friday took a serious view of its own vice president dubbing the Davis Cup squad to play Korea as "third rate" while the union sports ministry refused to interfere in the matter.

New Delhi, Jan 18 — All India Tennis Association (AITA) Friday took a serious view of its own vice president dubbing the Davis Cup squad to play Korea as "third rate" while the union sports ministry...

Filed under: news

Tweets

 
 
 

1 year ago

AITA takes exception to dubbing Davis Cup team 'third rate'

Jan 18 2013, 9:16am CST | by

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) All India Tennis Association (AITA) Friday took a serious view of its own vice president dubbing the Davis Cup squad to play Korea as "third rate" while the union sports ministry refused to interfere in the matter.

New Delhi, Jan 18 — All India Tennis Association (AITA) Friday took a serious view of its own vice president dubbing the Davis Cup squad to play Korea as "third rate" while the union sports ministry refused to interfere in the matter.

AITA vice president Karthi Chidambaram who is seen as a prime backer of the revolting players, lent his weight to their letter to the sports ministry and wanted it to intervene in resolving the crisis. Chidambaram is the son of union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.

"It is unethical and inappropriate for any official of AITA or any player to call the Davis Cup Team against Korea a third rate team or third class team," AITA Secretary General Bharat Oza said in a press statement.

"The team consists of Leander Paes, world No. 3 doubles player. Purav Raja is amongst the best doubles players of India and is in no way less than Divij Sharan who played for India in the previous Davis Cup tie. V.M. Ranjeet and Vijayant Malik are equally good singles players," the statement added.

"Arjun Kadhe and Ashwin Vijaraghavan are competent reserves. Arjun is two times National Junior Champion, quarter-finalist in doubles in French Open and also runner-up in 2012 Men's Nationals in Delhi."

The ministry, however, just sought AITA's views on the letter. AITA informed the ministry that there is little it could do once the squad is finalized and sent to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Davis Cup committee, the ministry expressed it unhappiness over the developments.

P K Deb, secretary, Department of Sports, told IANS that the ministry was helpless as it could not enter a domain which is strictly AITA's.

"There is little the ministry could do about the selection of a team which falls under AITA's domain. All we could do was to express our unhappiness over the developments," said Deb.

AITA in the statement also said that its Executive Committee would propose a neutral committee to look into the this issue.

"The Executive Committee proposes to appoint a neutral committee consisting of a Retired Judge of the High Court/Supreme Court, an eminent civil servant who understands tennis and a tennis player to deal with issues relating to Davis Cup so that a fair agreement of does and don'ts and fair distribution of prize money can be arrived at on a long term basis."

The statement also made it clear that the tennis federation would consider all players, whoever made themselves available, for the next tie.

"AITA will consider all players for selection who ever make themselves available for the next tie irrespective of current standoff."

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
1

Tweets

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Indian bowlers in fine form in second practice match
Adelaide, Dec 4 (IANS) Pacer Varun Aaron powered India's bowling charge, picking four wickets here Thursday, to bowl out Cricket Australia XI for 243 runs in Day 1 of their final two-day tour game before the four-Test series against Australia.
 
 
Aguero to 'try and convince' Messi to join City
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Manchester City star forward Sergio Aguero has vowed to try and persuade Argentine team-mate Lionel Messi into signing with the English football club.
 
 
Harris raring to make a comeback from injury
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris Thursday said he is both physically and mentally fit to make a comeback to the national squad, to play the first Commonwealth Bank Test against India starting Dec 9.
 
 
European golfing duo target Thailand meet
Chonburi (Thailand), Dec 4 (IANS) Two of Europe's most consistent performers will be looking to end 2014 with a bang at the Thailand Golf Championship which takes place at the award-winning Amata Spring Country Club Dec 11-14.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Australian researcher discovers first artwork by early human
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) An Australian researcher has discovered what is believed to be the first artwork created by a human. The simple zigzag pattern found on a fossilized shell from the Indonesian island of Java has...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Insects compete with rats to clear garbage
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Insects play a very important role in cleaning up cities and they compete with other pests like rats and pigeons in their endeavour, a study has said. Scientists sampled arthropods - such as...
Read more on Business Balla
 
School headmaster shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday killed the headmaster of a private school in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Police officials said the armed men opened fire at the vehicle of Zahid Ali,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said. This increased the toll to 16, including six South Koreans and 10...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing". Lydia Cawson, 29, said that she and her girlfriend were asked by a staff...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words
London, Dec 4 (IANS) 'Mamil' (middle-aged man in Lycra), 'silvertail' (a person who is socially prominent or who displays social aspirations) and 'crony capitalism' are among the 1,000 new words to be added to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Oceans play key role in global 'warming hiatus'
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Increased heat uptake across three oceans - North Atlantic, the Southern Ocean and Equatorial Pacific Ocean - is the likely cause of the 'warming hiatus' -- the current decade-long slowdown in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Novel imaging to identify if TB drugs are working
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Tuberculosis patients who are not cured of the infection can develop multi-drug resistant TB and have to take as many as six drugs for two years. Now, researchers at University of Pittsburgh...
Read more on Business Balla
 
PM makes first appointment to High Court of Australia
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government Thursday appointed former Victorian Supreme Court judge Geoffrey Nettle as the next Justice of the High Court of Australia. Attorney General George...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
18 suspected militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 18 suspected militants were killed Thursday in airstrikes conducted by Pakistan Air Force fighter jets in North Waziristan. According to officials, the airstrikes were conducted in...
Read more on Politics Balla