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Worldwide Desk Tennis Physique’s Integrity Unit Trying Into Manika Batra’s Allegation In opposition to Coach Soumyadeep Roy

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Worldwide Desk Tennis Physique’s Integrity Unit Trying Into Manika Batra’s Allegation In opposition to Coach Soumyadeep Roy

Indian Desk Tennis may face a large storm within the coming days, which may see Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee, Soumyadeep Roy and Sanmay Paranjap suspended for his or her alleged function within the Olympic qualification match in Doha in March this 12 months. The Worldwide Desk Tennis Federation (ITTF) Integrity Unit, recognized for its zero-tolerance coverage in unethical issues.

After getting back from Tokyo, Manika Batra levelled match-fixing allegations in opposition to nationwide coach Soumyadeep Roy that he had requested her to lose to Sutirtha Mukherjee within the Olympic qualification match in Doha this 12 months. But it surely may backfire after her coach Sanmay Paranjape’s textual content message contradicted her declare, in line with The Hindu.

Manika was served with a show-cause discover by the Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) after refusing nationwide coach Roy’s assist throughout her singles matches in Tokyo. In her reply, she denied fees of indiscipline and as a substitute alleged Roy had “pressurised” her to concede the match.

Based on The Hindu, as a part of the paperwork submitted by the TTFI to the worldwide physique, Worldwide Desk Tennis Federation (ITTF), a textual content message from Sanmay was despatched to a former participant on March 19 at 11.14 a.m. has the potential to blow the lid off Manika’s claims. 

It reads: “My respect for Manika has doubled now. What she did for Sutirtha, that too, after going through a lot in life! She reached a place the place she may assist or not assist! She selected to assist! That is actual power, good coronary heart and actual optimistic thoughts! Actual massive hearted woman she is. Nation issues.”

Sutirtha Mukherjee wanted a win to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, which she did and gained the South Asian Olympic quota. Had she misplaced, her qualification on rating would have been uncertain.

One other doc offered to the ITTF is from an ITTF-certified Blue Badge Umpire, officiating throughout the qualifying match in Doha.

His assertion reads: “I’m testifying what I witnessed on March 18, 2021, and reconfirming the talks I had with Mr Sanmay Paranjape on the morning of the match between Ms Manika Batra and Ms Sutirtha Mukherjee.

“We have been all euphoric about two Indians qualifying for the Olympics as a result of it was already within the air. It may have occurred just one method, and that was if Ms Sutirtha Mukherjee gained in opposition to Manika as a result of the latter would mechanically qualify on her world rankings. When Mr Paranjape got here and exchanged pleasantries with me, I requested if each Indians have been going to Tokyo. He smilingly replied that “you guessed it proper.”

“In reality, when he got here for the match within the night, I requested why he got here to the venue, as a substitute of resting on the lodge since we knew the consequence (Sutirtha’s victory), he laughed it off saying he got here to observe the match.”

Manika’s extreme allegations in opposition to Roy led to a authorized battle with the TTFI. The Indian desk tennis physique had even shaped a five-member inquiry panel to probe star participant Manika Batra’s match-fixing allegations.

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