New Delhi : The All India Tennis Association (AITA) said on Wednesday that it would soon arrive on an agreement with the players regarding their demands, on the eve of the Davis Cup tie against Korea in February.
“There is no revolt by the players,” said Hironmoy Chatterjee, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the AITA.
“The players have made some demands, a few of which could be described as justified. On January 8, we will once again discuss the matter in Delhi. On January 11, we will announce the team for the Davis Cup depending on the availability of the players,” he added.
A group of players, which also includes Somdev Dev Varman, want a better distribution of the Davis Cup prize money, a change in the support staff and involvement in the choice of venues for ties.
Paes, however, is not part of the group and did not attend the meeting with the AITA officials.
The AITA and the players currently have a 50-50 share of the prize money sent by the world governing body from revenues earned from the tournament. The players also wanted non-playing captain Shiv Misra and national coach Nandan Bal to be replaced and a full-time physiotherapist be inducted into the squad.