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Waqar Hamza
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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KARACHI: Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will protest against the raw deal given to the country in their Davis Cup case at the Annual General Meeting of International Tennis Federation (ITF) that is being held this week in Paris.

 

PTF chief Kaleem Imam told ‘The News’ that Patron PTF Dilawar Abbas and Senior Vice President of the federation will travel for the ITF moot which is being hosted by French Tennis Federation (FFT) from July 9-12.

 

“Our main agenda is to speak about the injustice done in Myanmar through forfeiting our Davis Cup tie against New Zealand this April,” he said.

 

Kaleem added that other points of their agenda include hosting of international features at home for whom PTF is striving hard.

 

“We would also like to ask for coaching clinics for our junior players through which we can give them high performance training. Similarly, we will request for wild cards for our players to participate in international events,” Kaleem said.

 

It is worth adding the ITF AGM will have over 200 delegates, partners and staff from National Associations, Regional Associations, Foundation Members and Recognised Organisations. The ITF was founded in Paris on 1 March 1913.

 

The Draw for the Fed Cup 2014 will also be held during the AGM on Wednesday (today). ITF announced that ahead of the formal AGM on Friday, break-out groups will be held on various topics to allow delegates to share information and ideas from the world of tennis.

 

Also, the elections for the 13 members of the ITF Board of Directors for 2013 to 2015 term will be held at the AGM. The President of the ITF is elected for a four-year term, with the current term ending at the 2015 ITF AGM.