Tennis: India's rebel stars seek government help
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's top tennis players on Thursday requested that the country's sports ministry step in and resolve a dispute that has kept them out of next month's Davis Cup tie against South Korea.
The 11 players, led by Somdev Devvarman, issued a statement saying they wanted the ministry to find out why they were omitted for the Asia-Oceania Group 1 tie in New Delhi from Feb 1-3.
"We have shared all relevant facts with the ministry and reiterated the lack of discussion and communication from the AITA (All-India Tennis Association) in relation to our suggestions," the statement said.
"We are hopeful of a beneficial and amicable outcome that would substantially change, for the better, the system of sports administration in India."