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Manika Batra left out of India squad for Asian TT Championships | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star paddler Manika Batra was on Wednesday left out of the India squad for the Asian Championships starting September 28 in Doha after she didn’t attend the obligatory nationwide camp in Sonepat.
In the absence of the world quantity 56th participant, 97th-ranked Sutirtha Mukherjee will lead the ladies’s crew. The different members are Ayhika Mukherjee (ranked 131) and Archana Kamath (132).
Veteran Sharath Kamal (ranked 33) will spearhead the lads’s problem within the firm of G Sathiyan (38), Harmeet Desai (72), Manav Thakkar (134) and Sanil Shetty (247).
Powerhouse China just isn’t collaborating within the occasion, elevating medal hopes within the males’s crew occasion. Singles and doubles competitions may also be performed.
The Table Tennis Federation of India had made it clear that any participant not attending the camp won’t be thought-about for choice. The crew was picked on Wednesday and was subsequently printed on TTFI web site.
The federation had made attendance in camps obligatory following the Tokyo Olympics.
Manika had knowledgeable the federation that she wish to proceed coaching along with her private coach in Pune.
The Khel Ratna awardee has additionally made match fixing allegations towards nationwide coach Soumydeep Roy for asking her to throw a match throughout the Olympic qualifiers. TTFI has shaped an inquiry panel to probe the allegations.
Sathiyan, Desai and Sutirtha joined the nationwide camp late because of totally different causes. Sathiyan was taking part in in Poland, Harmeet was in Germany whereas Sutirtha had a fever.
Men’s crew: Manav Thakkar, Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty.
Men’s doubles: Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan; Manav Thakkar and Harmeet Desai.
Women’s crew: Sutirtha Mukherjee, Sreeja Akula, Ayhika Mukherjee, Archana Kamath.
Women’s doubles: Archana Kamath and Sreeja Akula; Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee.
Mixed doubles: Manav Thakkar and Archana Kamath; Harmeet Desai and Sreeja Akula.

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