AITA Forms Committee To Resolve Crisis; Players Expected To Respond On Monday
The All India Tennis Association on Sunday "formed a three-member committee," including Justice Deepak Verma and former Davis Cup player Naresh Kumar, to resolve the issues with the rebel players, but its suggestions "apparently would not be binding on the national tennis federation," according to the PTI. The third member of the committee is retired bureaucrat M. C. Gupta. The decision to appoint the committee was taken at the AITA Exec Committee meeting. The committee "will discuss the issues with the rebel players and before giving a final report within four months, it will file an interim report so that top players could be brought back for the next tie, slated for April 5-7 in India." If the players "refrain from accepting the committee's suggestions or even refuse to talk, the status quo will remain on the issue." The players "are expected to respond to the formation of the committee on Monday" (PTI, 2/3).