New Delhi: The Desk Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has known as its govt committee assembly on Saturday to debate star participant Manika Batra’s allegations of match-fixing towards nationwide coach Soumyadeep Roy.
After Manika’s allegation, in response to the TTFI’s showcause discover, that the nationwide coach had requested her to throw a match in the course of the Olympic qualifiers in March, the federation had requested Roy for a written response which he has submitted.
“The problem will likely be mentioned within the digital assembly and I’ll suggest formation of an inquiry panel however the committee will take the ultimate name,” TTFI secretary Arun Banerjee informed PTI on Thursday.
TTFI president and Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana, Dushyant Chautala, is predicted to attend the assembly.
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Nationwide camp in Sonepat
On the continuing nationwide camp in Sonepat, Banerjee mentioned many of the gamers have reported barring Manika. G Sathiyan, who had wished to coach in Poland as an alternative, can be anticipated to achieve in a day or two.
The federation just lately made camp attendance obligatory for gamers to be eligible for giant occasions, together with the Asian Championships in Doha later this month.
Sutirtha Mukherjee, who didn’t report back to Sonepat initially of the camp, has additionally reached after recovering from fever, mentioned Banerjee. “The foundations are fairly clear. You must attend the camp to be eligible for choice,” he mentioned.
No full-time coach since 2018 Asian Video games
The federation, which has not managed to rope in a international coach in additional than three years as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and different causes, is trying to rent one on the earliest. Former Spanish participant Alfredo Carneros has emerged as one of many candidates. India veteran Sharath Kamal had defeated him within the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
“We misplaced plenty of time as a result of COVID. We’re looking out and are speaking to some coaches. A call will likely be made quickly,” added Banerjee.