Table Tennis News: Delhi HC finds Indian table tennis coach culpable of fixing

The Delhi HC found national Table Tennis coach Soumyadeep Roy indulged in match-fixing during the Olympic qualifiers in March.

Pritha Ghosh
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The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) Executive Committee has been expelled for six months by The Delhi Hc. However, the HC additionally discovered national Table Tennis coach Soumyadeep Roy indulged in match-fixing.

It all began when people observed Table Tennis sensation, Manika Batra, competing without a coach in the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Following the conclusion of the Games, the 26-year-old revealed something startling.

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"The national coach (Soumyadeep Roy) had pressurized me during the qualification tournament in Doha in March 2021 to concede my match to his student to enable her to qualify for the Olympics. In short to indulge in match to his student to enable her to qualify for Olympics. In short to indulge in match-fixing," unveiled Manika.

"For asking me to concede the match, the national coach personally met me in my hotel room. And talked to me for nearly 20 minutes," she had stated further.

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Manika Batra | Indian Table Tennis |

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The 26-year-old also levelled serious claims against the TTFI. She stated that she received the accusation of bringing the country into disrepute. However, Manika eventually filed a case regarding this and the Delhi HC issued its judgement on Friday.

As per the astonishing verdict, TTFI has been suspended for six months. Also, an administrator will deal with the matter further. Furthermore, Soumyadeep Roy, the national coach, was held liable for match-fixing.

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Further hearings of the case will take place on April 13. Nevertheless, it will be fascinating to observe how things progress from here on out. With several significant events slated in the next months, it also impacts all Table Tennis players in the country.

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