Another TT player approaches court against exclusion from CWG squad, CoA says team not final

Another TT player approaches court against exclusion from CWG squad, CoA says team not final

The chaos over the selection of the Indian table tennis team for the Commonwealth Games deepened on Monday when the CoA informed the players that the squad it announced last week was not final, even another peddler Challenged his mistake in Delhi High Court. The management committee had announced an eight-member squad with the women’s team in Bangalore subject to the approval of the Sports Authority of India. Diya Chatale, who was nominated as a standby, filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court challenging his expulsion and now Manish Shah, who has been named as a reserve in the men’s team. Went, did the same.

Manush’s father Utpa Shah told PTI, “We have filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court today. A hearing is scheduled for June 10 along with the Chatala case.”

The development came on a day when the CoA wrote to the players that no final decision had been made on the selection of the men’s and women’s squads for the July-August event. She also held a press conference in Bangalore on the announcement of the squad, though she made it clear that the women’s team was subject to SAI approval.

On Monday, the Sports Ministry-backed body returned the ball to the CoA’s court, saying the selection of a team for major international competitions was “the responsibility of the National Sports Federation”.

The SAI tweeted, “Neither the government nor the SAI will be directly involved in the selection process unless it is fair and transparent.”

In a mail sent to the players, the CoA wrote: “The e-mail dated 2-6-2022 regarding the submission of documents was purely for the purpose of completing the pre-documents so as to avoid delays (visas). There was no communication.

“It is now clear from newspaper reports that the e-mail has been relied upon as a select list of communications, as approved by the CoA.” “The CoA’s approval for the list of players representing India in the 2022 Commonwealth Games is still awaited,” said the players’ access note through PTI.

According to the original list, the selection committee had selected Manika Batra, Archana, Sreeja Akola and Reth Russia as standby with Chatala in the team.

The men’s team consisted of veterans Sharth Kamal, G Sathyan, Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty with Manush as reserve.


Controversy over the quality of the election has drawn a lot of attention.

The team is selected on the basis of performance in domestic (50%) and international tournaments (30%) while the remaining 20% ​​is left to the discretion of the selectors. However, the CoA has decided to increase the ratio to 40, 40 and 20 from next season.

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