Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj announced on Tuesday the launch of Champions Tennis League (CTL) in India. The aim of the new league is to increase levels of awareness and popularity of the sport in India.
“I have been discussing an initiative like this with the All India Tennis Association (AITA) for many years now. Finally, we have decided that together, we can bring a level of tennis entertainment that has never been seen in India before,” Amritraj told IBNLive.com.
The CTL will feature six city based teams, who will play 13 matches over a 10-day period from November 17 to 26.The teams will be structured into two groups, each having three sides each, where they would play each other in a home and away format. CTL teams will feature male and female players with international rankings between No. 5 and No. 25.
The players’ names will be confirmed in August, along with other six franchise owners.
“The AITA and I are also very pleased to include our top national junior talent. We are sure that the opportunity to interact and play with the international stars through the duration of the League will benefit them tremendously.”