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Tokyo Olympics: Manika Batra Refusing Nationwide Coach’s Assist Is Act Of Indiscipline, Says Desk Tennis Federation Of India

Tokyo Olympics: Paddler Manika Batra in motion on the Tokyo Video games.© AFP

Desk Tennis Federation of India (TTF) on Tuesday referred to as Manika Batra‘s choice to not take the assistance of nationwide coach Soumyadeep Roy throughout her matches on the Tokyo Olympics as a brazen “act of indiscipline” and he or she will definitely face motion when its Govt Board meets early subsequent month. Roy, who’s a 2006 Commonwealth Video games staff occasion gold medallist and an Arjuna awardee, is the one coach who travelled with the four-member staff to Tokyo. Manika had taken her private coach Sanmay Paranajpe to the Video games however he was solely allowed to coach together with her and the participant’s request for his Subject of Play entry was denied by the organisers.

“It’s absolutely an act of indiscipline. She ought to have let the nationwide coach sit court-side throughout her matches identical to the opposite gamers did. Roy has been one in all India’s finest gamers and is a reputed coach now.

“The Govt Board will meet quickly nearly and resolve on the motion in opposition to her for this indiscipline,” TTFI secretary common Arun Kumar Banerjee informed PTI from Tokyo.

What motion TTFI takes in opposition to its high-profile participant is but to be seen however it’s sure that attendance of all India gamers can be made necessary for nationwide camps.

Manika attended the nationwide camp in Sonepat forward of the Video games for simply three days when the camp lasted greater than three weeks.

By the way, G Sathiyan, who misplaced within the opening spherical in Tokyo, additionally selected to coach with private coach like Manika. Nonetheless in contrast to Manika, Roy was seen sitting in Sathiyan”s nook throughout his second spherical encounter.

India’s marketing campaign on the Video games ended on Tuesday when veteran Sharath Kamal went down preventing in opposition to reigning champion Ma Lengthy of within the spherical of 32.


Manika, ranked 62, additionally did properly to succeed in the spherical of 32 after beating world quantity 32 within the second spherical. Roy occurs to be private coach of Sutirtha Mukherjee who misplaced within the second spherical in her maiden Olympics.

“Manika performed properly and we’re happy with her achievements however she did mistaken by not having Roy by her facet,” added Banerjee.

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