New Delhi: Paddler ace Manika Batra is not part of the Indian squad for the Asian Table Tennis Championships to be held in Doha from September 28 to October 5.
TTFI has decided to make a policy change to the rules and regulations of the national camp and to make them mandatory for all national players to respect, as they are organized. There will be no exceptions or leniency for a player once chosen for the National Camp. Only players who are part of the national camp before a specific tournament will be considered for selection to the national team to represent India.
According to the rules, no player can expect relief or leniency against participating in the national camp, except for medical reasons; however, the player (s) must notify TTFI well in advance and visit the SAI panel of doctors identified by TTFI to obtain a medical certificate. No private doctor’s certificate is valid.
The men’s team for the event includes Manav Vikash Thakkar, Sanil Shankar Shetty, Harmeet Rajul Desai, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan and Achanta Sharath Kamal.
The women’s team includes Sutirtha Mukherjee, Akula Sreeja, Ayhika Mukherjee and Archana Girish Kamath.
These players will play in men’s singles: Manav Vikash Thakkar, Sanil Shankar Shetty, Harmeet Rajul Desai, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan and Achanta Sharath Kamal.
Women’s Singles: Sutirtha Mukherjee, Akula Sreeja, Ayhika Mukherjee and Archana Girish Kamath.
In men’s doubles, the team will be: Gnanasekaran Sathiyan and Achanta Sharath Kamal, Manav Vikash Thakkar and Harmeet Rajul Desai.
In women’s doubles, the pair will be: Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee, Akula Sreeja and Archana Girish Kamath.
The mixed doubles team will be composed of: Manav Thakkar and Archana Kamath, Harmeet Desai and Akula Sreeja.
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Posted on: Wednesday September 15th, 2021 9:59 PM IST