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Manika Batra out of Indian squad for Asian TT Championship

Star paddler Manika Batra was on Wednesday neglected of the Indian squad for the Asian Championships beginning September 28 in Doha after she didn’t attend the necessary nationwide camp in Sonepat.

In the absence of the world quantity 56 participant, 97th ranked Sutirth Mukherjee will lead the ladies’s crew. The different members are Ahika Mukherjee (131st) and Archana Kamath (132nd).

Experienced Sharath Kamal (ranked 33) will lead the boys’s problem within the firm of G Sathiyan (38), Harmeet Desai (72), Manav Thakkar (134) and Sanil Shetty (247).

Powerhouse China shouldn’t be collaborating within the occasion, elevating hopes of a medal within the males’s crew occasion. Singles and doubles competitors will even be held.

The Table Tennis Federation of India had made it clear that any participant who didn’t attend the camp wouldn’t be thought-about for choice. The crew was chosen on Wednesday and later revealed on the TTFI web site.

The federation made attendance on the camps necessary after the Tokyo Olympics.

Manika had knowledgeable the federation that she want to proceed coaching together with her private coach in Pune.

The Khel Ratna awardee has additionally leveled match-fixing allegations in opposition to nationwide coach Soumyadeep Roy for asking him to throw matches throughout the Olympic qualifiers. TTFI has constituted an inquiry panel to probe the allegations.

Sathiyan, Desai and Sutirtha joined the nationwide camp late for varied causes. Sathiyan was taking part in in Poland, Harmeet was in Germany whereas Sutirth had fever.

Men’s crew: Manav Thakkar, Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty.
Men’s Couple: Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan; Manav Thakkar and Harmeet Desai.
Women’s Team: Sutirth Mukherjee, Sreeja Akula, Ayika Mukherjee, Archana Kamath.
Women’s Couple: Archana Kamath and Sreeja Akula; Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayika Mukherjee.
blended doubles: Manav Thakkar and Archana Kamath; Harmeet Desai and Shreeja Akula

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With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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