Bangalore, November 03, 2014 (News Team): Champions Tennis League today announced the induction of a Hyderabad franchise in the Southern Group of its inaugural edition. The Hyderabad franchise will replace the Chennai franchise with the players moving to the new city.
The matches in Hyderabad will be held on the 17th and 18th of November, 2014. The Chennai players Mark Philippoussis, Martina Hingis, Mikhail Youzhny and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan will now represent the Hyderabad franchise.
Commenting on the change Vijay Amritraj said “We are delighted to welcome the city of Hyderabad in our inaugural edition of the Champions Tennis League. We have been in constant conversations with a variety of groups in the tennis loving city and we are confident that together we will be able to promote tennis in the region. The Chennai franchise requested us to move their participation to the following year and we would seriously consider their participation in Season 2 after the completion of our inaugural season.”
The final franchise line up at CTL 2014 are:
North Group is New Delhi, Chandigarh and Mumbai
South Group is Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune
REVISED MATCH SCHEDULE