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AITA removes Misra, Zeeshan from senior selection committee

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The national federation on Wednesday removed SP and coach Ali from the senior national selection committee and replaced them with Ankita and

Former Davis Cupper Rohit Rajpal, who was already a member, has been elevated as

The decision was taken by the Executive Committee at its meeting today.

The Committee has retained and

"SP was there for a long time. We thought of giving opportunity to others as well. has also been there for long, so we have brought in We also felt that since the committee picks the Fed Cup team, there should be woman representation, that's why Ankita has been included," told

Asked for the reasons behind Rajpal being appointed the despite presence of seniors such as and Balram Singh, a top said,"Rohit is young but still has the required experience. We want the younger lot to take lead role."

Ankita, who has been part of the junior selection committee, welcomed the decision.

"I am glad, not just because it's me but because it is important to have woman representation. They bring a different perspective and understand the requirements. As a former player and a coach, I have travelled myself and with the players, so I have a fair idea of what is needed," Ankita told

Both and said they were not consulted while making the decision.

"Everything has to end one day. Nothing can go forever," said Misra, who also added that he was informed of the decision just before the meeting.

The AITA also sought to revive the defunct Committee, appointing as its Chairman and former Davis as the

Asked what is the role of this committee, Chatterjee said,"It is to advise on matters."

New Selection Committee: (Chairman), Balram Singh, Nandn Bal, and Ankita

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First Published: Wed, November 14 2018. 19:25 IST