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Sharath Kamal all for national camps, but with better facilities

  • Top players must attend national camps, but sports body must first provide all facilities before issuing diktats.
India's Sharath Kamal. (Twitter)
India's Sharath Kamal. (Twitter)
Updated on Sep 22, 2021 05:56 PM IST
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By Rutvick Mehta, Mumbai

HC seeks Centre's stand on plea by Manika Batra against TT Federation of India

The Delhi High Court Monday sought the Centre's stand on a petition by Manika Batra, who was left out of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Asian Table Tennis Championships, assailing TTFI's mandate of compulsory attendance at the National Coaching Camp in order to be selected.
HC seeks Centre's stand on plea by Manika Batra against TT Federation of India(PTI)
HC seeks Centre's stand on plea by Manika Batra against TT Federation of India(PTI)
Published on Sep 20, 2021 03:01 PM IST
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Manika Batra axed for Asian meet amid feud with TT body

  • Manika Batra, world No. 56, did not attend the ongoing national camp, which the federation had said was mandatory for selection.
Manika Batra axed for Asian meet amid feud with TT body(PTI)
Manika Batra axed for Asian meet amid feud with TT body(PTI)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 11:24 PM IST
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Manika Batra left out of India squad for Asian TT Championships

In the absence of Manika Batra, 97th-ranked Sutirtha Mukherjee will lead the women's team. The other members are Ayhika Mukherjee (ranked 131) and Archana Kamath (132).
Manika Batra left out of India squad for Asian TT Championships(PTI)
Manika Batra left out of India squad for Asian TT Championships(PTI)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 07:43 PM IST
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TTFI forms inquiry panel to probe Manika's 'match-fixing' allegations

  • Manika had alleged that Roy, a Commonwealth Games gold medallist, had asked her to throw a match during the Olympic qualifiers in March and that is one of the reasons why she did not take his help during her singles campaign at Tokyo Olympics.
Manika Batra. (PTI)
Manika Batra. (PTI)
Published on Sep 11, 2021 10:21 PM IST
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Before speaking to Soumyadeep, can't take action on Manika's claims: TTFI secy

Asked if charges of fixing would be levelled against the national coach, Banerjee said: "You cannot call it match fixing unless you have the complete version from both sides. We have to hear what Soumyadeep has to say to Manika's allegations."
Manika Batra said Soumyadeep Roy asked her to concede match, can't term it fixing till we speak to coach, says TTFI Secretary(REUTERS)
Manika Batra said Soumyadeep Roy asked her to concede match, can't term it fixing till we speak to coach, says TTFI Secretary(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 04, 2021 03:47 PM IST
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Manika alleges national coach Roy asked her to fix match in Olympic qualifiers

According to TTFI sources, the world number 56 stated she would not have been able to focus on her match if someone who asked to her indulge in match-fixing months earlier was sitting by her side.
India's Manika Batra(PTI)
India's Manika Batra(PTI)
Published on Sep 03, 2021 07:56 PM IST
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'Having personal coach not about ego, it's basic requirement of individual'

Manika said the authorities, including the Table Tennis Federation of India, should not mind personal coaches travelling with the players even in multi-sport events like the Olympics.
Manika Batra(PTI)
Manika Batra(PTI)
Published on Sep 02, 2021 06:03 PM IST
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Manika, Sathiyan seek exemption from national camp; face non-selection

Manika wants to continue with her training regimen in Pune while Sathiyan is playing in the Polish league.
Manika Batra, G Sathiyan seek exemption from national camp ahead of Asian Championships; face non-selection(FILE)
Manika Batra, G Sathiyan seek exemption from national camp ahead of Asian Championships; face non-selection(FILE)
Published on Sep 01, 2021 07:18 PM IST
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Manika-Sathiyan win mixed doubles title in Budapest

They beat the 94th-ranked Hungarian pairing 11-9, 9-11, 12-10, 11-6. It was a memorable win for Manika and Sathiyan, who don't play a lot of mixed doubles together.
Manika Batra and G Sathiyan
Manika Batra and G Sathiyan
Published on Aug 20, 2021 05:58 PM IST
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Paddlers Sathiyan, Manika enter second round of WTT Contender Budapest

While Gunnasekaran beat France's Can Akkuzu 3-1 in the men's singles opening round, Manika got the better of Sabina Winter of Germany 3-2.
Paddlers Sathiyan, Manika enter second round of WTT Contender Budapest
Paddlers Sathiyan, Manika enter second round of WTT Contender Budapest
Published on Aug 18, 2021 04:39 PM IST
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Archana Kamath stuns world number 58 in Budapest

India's Reeth Tennison, however, went down fighting against Hungary's Szandra Pergel in her round of 32 match.
Indian table tennis player Archana Kamath(Twitter)
Indian table tennis player Archana Kamath(Twitter)
Published on Aug 17, 2021 08:38 PM IST
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Manika refusing national coach's help is act of indiscipline: TTFI

Manika had taken her personal coach Sanmay Paranajpe to the Games but he was only allowed to train with her and the player's request for his Field of Play access was denied by the organisers.
India's Manika Batra during her table tennis match against Austria's Sofia Polcanova at Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)
India's Manika Batra during her table tennis match against Austria's Sofia Polcanova at Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)
Updated on Jul 27, 2021 08:59 PM IST
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Olympics: TTFI to decide on action on Batra for refusing guidance from coach

The Table Tennis Federation of India Secretary General Arun Kumar Banerjee has made it clear that Manika Batra's refusal to have national coach Soumyadeep Roy by her side during matches at the Tokyo Olympics will be taken up for discussion once the contingent returns to India.
Olympics: TTFI executive committee to decide on action against Manika Batra (in frame) for refusing guidance from national coach Soumyadeep Roy.(PTI)
Olympics: TTFI executive committee to decide on action against Manika Batra (in frame) for refusing guidance from national coach Soumyadeep Roy.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 27, 2021 10:59 AM IST
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Forlorn Manika Batra’s Tokyo Olympics ends in tears

  • “I don’t know. I don’t want to talk about it,” Manika Batra said when asked about playing without a coach on the table. Tears rolled down. “I think I was nervous today. I was thinking about winning. I gave my best. Can we talk later?” She left in a huff.
Tokyo: India's Manika Batra during her Summer Olympics 2020 table tennis round 3 match against Austria's Sofia Polcanova, in Tokyo, Monday, July 26, 2021. Batra lost 0-4.(PTI)
Tokyo: India's Manika Batra during her Summer Olympics 2020 table tennis round 3 match against Austria's Sofia Polcanova, in Tokyo, Monday, July 26, 2021. Batra lost 0-4.(PTI)
Published on Jul 26, 2021 07:10 PM IST
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Manika Batra scripts a famous comeback win in second round

The lone seat reserved in player’s corner for the coach — which in India’s case is national coach Soumyadeep Roy— has been empty during Batra’s two singles matches so far in Tokyo.
Manika Batra(AP)
Manika Batra(AP)
Published on Jul 25, 2021 09:34 PM IST
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Swara reacts to meme calling Manika Batra ‘more beautiful’ than her, Taapsee

  • Swara Bhasker responded to a meme calling table tennis star Manika Batra far better than ‘woke actors’ like her and Taapsee Pannu.
Swara Bhasker reacted to a meme unfavourably comparing her and Taapsee Pannu with Manika Batra.
Swara Bhasker reacted to a meme unfavourably comparing her and Taapsee Pannu with Manika Batra.
Published on Jul 25, 2021 06:21 PM IST
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Olympics: Manika Batra stuns world number 32 to reach third round

Tokyo 2020: Manika, the world number 62 from India made a remarkable comeback against her Ukrainian opponent after losing the first two games to prevail 4-11, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5, 11-7 in a second round match that lasted 57 minutes.
Manika Batra of India in action against Margaryta Pesotska of Ukraine in second round of women's singles in table tennis at Tokyo Olympics.(REUTERS)
Manika Batra of India in action against Margaryta Pesotska of Ukraine in second round of women's singles in table tennis at Tokyo Olympics.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 25, 2021 04:39 PM IST
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Olympic preparation back on track after Manika agrees to attend national camp

Earlier, both Manika and G Sathiyan had expressed their unavailability to attend the camp, preferring to continue training in Pune and Chennai respectively with their coaches.
Manika Batra of India(Getty Images)
Manika Batra of India(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 02:12 PM IST
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Olympic preparation going haywire as top players prefer to train individually

With the coronavirus-induced restrictions already affecting the players' preparations for the July-August Tokyo Games, top players preferring to work with their individual coaches is also not helping the team's cause.
File image of Table Tennis.(Getty)
File image of Table Tennis.(Getty)
Published on Jun 07, 2021 08:21 PM IST
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Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra speed switch boosts Tokyo Olympics medal hope

  • The 38-year-old heads into his fourth Olympics and his young teammate will be taking part in her second Games
File Photo of the pair of Sharath Kamal & Manika Batra (HT)
File Photo of the pair of Sharath Kamal & Manika Batra (HT)
Published on Apr 03, 2021 12:52 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics: Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra seal mixed doubles spot

Seasoned Sharath shakes off doubts as the Indian pair rallies to beat superior Korean rivals in the Asian qualification tournament final at Doha, Qatar
File Photo of Sharath Kamal (right) and Manika Batra in action.(AFP)
File Photo of Sharath Kamal (right) and Manika Batra in action.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 20, 2021 08:21 PM IST
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Manika Batra knocked out of World Singles Olympic Qualification Tournament

Despite losing the first two games, world number 63 Batra held her nerve and attempted a comeback by winning the third game. However, her higher-ranked opponent Yang, world number 44, didn't let the momentum slip and wrapped up the tie 11-9, 11-4, 8-11, 11-4, 11-9.
Manika Batra of India(Getty Images)
Manika Batra of India(Getty Images)
Published on Mar 15, 2021 09:00 PM IST
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Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan, Manika Batra set for Tokyo Olympics qualifiers

  • A world event followed by an Asian event will give a good opportunity for India’s top table tennis players to seal berths for this year’s Games.
From Left: G Sathiyan, Manika Batra and A Sharath Kamal(Twitter/Getty)
From Left: G Sathiyan, Manika Batra and A Sharath Kamal(Twitter/Getty)
Published on Mar 13, 2021 10:37 PM IST
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Sharath Kamal downs world number 16 Franziska; Sathiyan, Manika lose in Doha

Sharath Kamal, ranked 32, beat his higher-ranked rival from Germany 12-10, 3-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9 in the second-round match.
File image of Sharath Kamal.(PTI)
File image of Sharath Kamal.(PTI)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 06:43 PM IST
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Sathiyan, Sharath and Batra enter WTT second round in Doha

  • Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra started their campaign at the WTT Star Contender Doha on a winning note.
Sharath Kamal in action. (Getty Images)
Sharath Kamal in action. (Getty Images)
Published on Mar 08, 2021 09:17 PM IST
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Manika, Sreeja advance into final round of singles qualifiers

The world number 150 from Hyderabad, Sreeja prevailed over world number 74 Vega Paulina of Chile before she sent packing Thailand's 87th-ranked Orawan Paranang packing 11-5 11-5 11-6 in the third round.
Manika Batra of India(Getty Images)
Manika Batra of India(Getty Images)
Published on Mar 02, 2021 08:16 PM IST
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Paddlers Desai, Batra off to winning starts in WTT Contender series in Doha

Batra registered a 12-10 14-12 11-8 victory over Spain's Sofia-Xuan Zhang in women's singles.
Top seed Manika Batra playing during the 82nd Senior National Table Tennis Championships at Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium in Panchkula on Wednesday. (Sant Arora/HT)(HT_PRINT)
Top seed Manika Batra playing during the 82nd Senior National Table Tennis Championships at Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium in Panchkula on Wednesday. (Sant Arora/HT)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Mar 01, 2021 08:20 PM IST
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TT Nationals: Manika clinches women's singles title for second time

The top-ranked Indian in the world made a brilliant comeback after losing the first two games to win the match and title 8-11, 10-12, 11-1, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6.
Top seed Manika Batra playing during the 82nd Senior National Table Tennis Championships at Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium in Panchkula on Wednesday. (Sant Arora/HT)
Top seed Manika Batra playing during the 82nd Senior National Table Tennis Championships at Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium in Panchkula on Wednesday. (Sant Arora/HT)
Published on Feb 18, 2021 07:31 PM IST
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TT Nationals: Manika, Sutirtha advance in contrasting styles

Manika won 13-11, 11-9, 11-5, 7-11, 11-3 to move into the round of 32.
File image of Manika Batra(PTI)
File image of Manika Batra(PTI)
Published on Feb 16, 2021 09:55 PM IST
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