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i) Is a national of that country, has a current valid Two of the nominated players may be changed up
passport of that country and has lived in that to one hour before the Draw, which shall take place
country for twenty-four consecutive months at
on the day preceding the Tie and at least 24 hours
some time, and has not represented any other
before the commencement of play unless otherwise
country during the period of 36 months immediately
agreed.
preceding the event.
If the Captain is unable to fulfil his duties on court,
If a player is qualified under this sub-section to
represent more than one country and the National
he may be replaced only by one of the nominated
Association of one of those countries wishes to
players who shall be allowed to sit on the court.
nominate him to represent it, that Association shall
a) i) Before commencement of the Draw each Captain
submit an application to the ITF, with a copy to
shall give to the Referee the names of his two
any other National Association concerned, at least
singles players in order of ranking as of the time
six months prior to the event for which the player
for team nomination. Protected rankings are not
wishes to be nominated. The Davis Cup Committee
used. Players with no computer ranking shall be
will give a ruling having taken into account all
ranked based on their national ranking or by the
relevant matters.
respective Captain for Nations/players without a
ii) a) A player who has represented, or has been
national ranking.
eligible to represent a country and such a
After the Draw has been made, no variation may be
country is divided into two or more countries,
made in the composition of the singles players for
shall immediately be eligible to represent any
one of those countries.
the first and second singles matches, except that the
Referee may sanction the substitution of any player,
b) A player who has represented, or has been who has been withdrawn by the Captain for Team
eligible to represent a country and such country disciplinary reasons or who in his opinion, is
is absorbed in whole or in part by another
incapacitated by illness, injury or other unavoidable
country, shall immediately be eligible to
hindrance. Any substitute sanctioned by the Referee
represent such other country.
as a result of the withdrawal of a player for Team
iii) A player shall be deemed to have represented a
disciplinary reasons must be selected from among
country if he shall have been nominated and shall
the players nominated for the Tie and the withdrawn
have accepted the nomination to play in the
player may not compete thereafter in the Tie.
Olympic Tennis Event or in any International Team
Competition recognized by the ITF and listed in
ii) A captain may change the nomination of the singles
Bye-law 6.1(a).
players for the third and fourth singles matches
provided notice of such change is given to the
iv) A National Association may appeal to the Board
Referee at least one hour before the scheduled start
of Directors to nominate a player who is not eligible
of the third singles match and no later than ten
under the above Rules and the Board of Directors
minutes after completion of the third singles match
may agree the application if the full circumstances
warrant an exception being made.
respectively.
v) The Davis Cup Committee has the right to ask a
iii) Any substitute nominated under section (ii)
National Association to produce evidence to show
above for the third or fourth singles match must be
how a player is qualified to represent that country.
selected from among the players nominated for the
Tie and who has not competed in the first or second
Note: a player who represented a country under the
singles matches.
Regulations in force in 1994 or prior thereto, shall
continue to be eligible to represent that country even
c) Before commencement of the Draw, each Captain
if he is no longer qualified to do so under the amended
shall give to the Referee the names of the doubles
terms of this Regulation.
team. A Captain may vary the composition of the
doubles team provided that notice of such variation
Players who have not reached their fourteenth
is given to the Referee at least one hour before the
birthday on the date fixed for the commencement
scheduled start of play in the doubles match.
of the Tie are not eligible to be nominated.
d) If, between the change of nomination deadline and
8 Team Nominations
start of play in the doubles match, in the opinion of
Each competing Nation shall at least 10 days before
the Referee one of the players is incapacitated by
the scheduled date of the Tie, nominate a team of
illness, accident or other unavoidable hindrance, he
a minimum of three and a maximum of four, which
may sanction the substitution of that player, or both
shall include the nomination of playing Captain,
players of the team from among the players
or a team of a minimum of four and a maximum
nominated for that Tie.
of five, which shall include the nomination of a
non-playing Captain.
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