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Paddlers get set for tough battle ahead

other Updated: Jun 16, 2010 02:13 IST
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India paddlers are set to the take on some of the best in the business in the Indian Open Pro Tour Tournament, which begins today.

Forty-six players from the host nation will compete against teams from Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Chinese Taipei and South Korea. The field is depleted as China pulled out due to domestic engagements. Pakistan are missing as well due to visa-related issues.

Sharath Kamal, the reigning Commonwealth champion will lead India’s campaign while Mouma Das will be flag-bearer in the women’s section.

The presence of players like Dimtrij Ovtcharov, the world No. 13 from Germany, and Singapore’s Gao Ning will be an opportunity for the India players to hone their skills ahead of the Commonwealth Games.