Sharath Kamal and Soumyadeep Roy will be among the top-ranked players conspicuous by their absence during the National ranking table tennis championships (north zone) that will commence here from December 19.
During the five-day event, competition will be held in senior, junior and sub-junior categories. It will also offer total prize money of R 5 lakh. Apart from Sharath and Soumyadeep, top ranked woman paddler Poulomi Ghatak will also miss the tournament. All three are playing in Korea. The tournament, apart from cash award, also carries ranking points.