New Delhi, Jun 30 (PTI) The AITA today agreed to field Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan as a team at the Asian Games on request of the two players which means that veteran Leander Paes will team up with young Sumit Nagal. Also Read - Lionel Messi Misses Out On FIFA 21 Team Of The Year's Starting XI For The First Time Ever; Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski Find a Place

Bopanna and Sharan had requested AITA and the Sports Ministry to pair them. Also Read - Horoscope, January 23: Relaxed Day For Leos, Scorpions Should Stay Away From 'Wheels'

The AITA at its Executive Meeting (EC) discussed the matter and accepted Bopanna and Sharan’s request. Also Read - Vijay Mallya Has Applied For ‘Another Route’ to Stay in UK, Says Lawyer

“Yes, the EC has decided that Rohan and Divij will play as a team,” a source told PTI.

Since Ramkumar Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran will focus on singles, the third singles player left in the squad is Nagal.

Paes and Nagal will be fielded as India’s second team at the Asian Games, scheduled to begin in Indonesia from August 18. PTI AT

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