Conor Niland has announced his team to face Belarus in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Euro/Africa Zone Group II first round tie.

The recently-appointed new Irish captain will be without James McGee.

McGee declared himself unavailable for the tie as he intends to travel to Indian Wells to participate in the qualifying draw which commences on the Monday after the tie.

Sam Barry will lead the team with Daniel Glancy as number two and they will be joined by doubles specialists James Cluskey and David O’Hare for the tie which takes place at Castleknock Lawn Tennis Club from the 6-8 March.

Niland said: "We have a good side with plenty of experience and a team that is really looking forward to this home tie.

"We are hoping to see the Irish tennis fans getting behind the players in what promises to be an exciting weekend in Castleknock Lawn Tennis Club."

The two nations met in February last year, also at this stage of the competition, as Belarus emerged victorious in Minsk, recording a 4-1 victory.

The winners of the tie will face a second round match against either South Africa or Turkey from the 17-19 July.