Commonwealth Table Tennis: a new chapter added to Odisha Sports

Cuttack: This will be the first attempt of the Odish Government to team up with the Odisha State Table Tennis Association (OSTTA) and the Indian Table Tennis Federation (TTFI) to organize the 21st Commonwealth Championship Championship, which is underway from tomorrow in a renovated hall Jawaharlal Nehru.
For years, the government has been supporting sports in a large way, bringing international events such as the Hockey World Cup, Asian Athletics to Odish, the recent FIH Series finals, the qualifying event for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. His constant support not only contributed to the organization of the event, but also used the athletes of our country as a whole.
In his message, Minister of Sports and Youth Services, Odisha, Tusharkanti Behera, he said: “I can proudly say that Odisha has emerged as one of the main sports hubs in the country and, as we are still preparing for the host. another international sports event and welcome 12 teams, we added a new chapter. Cuttack will also be a witness in the action of some of the best from abroad and the best Indian stars such as AchantaSharath Kamal, G. Sathiyan, and Manic Batra, who made waves on the international scene.
We are determined to help improve sports in the region and bring more international tournaments in Odisha. Our department is dedicated to helping its players in sports disciplines and sooner than later you will hear plans to promote table tennis, as we did in disciplines such as athletics, badminton, football, ice hockey and weightlifting.
Commissioner-Secretary, Department of Sport and Youth Department, Odisha, Mr.VishalK. Dev, who went on to explain, said: “Commonwealth Championships are just a type of platform for the exchange of skills, sporting friendships and the sharing of different cultures among the teams while fighting for prestigious representation and individual titles. We encourage and invite people to attend in large numbers and be cheerful for players. I invite all participants, including players, officials and delegates.
Mr Sanjay Singh, senior vice president, TTFI, thanked the government for its support to make the championship a great success, and said: “The decision to award the championship was made by the Secretary General, mr. Singh in less than five minutes during senior citizens in January. Since then, the government and the state association have done a wonderful job to prepare the stadium. This is a type of commitment that leads to the second level and the TTFI is immensely happy about it. “
Speaking of the withdrawal of some teams, he said he was so disappointed as the organizers. “We received obligations from 18 teams. But closer to the date of the championship, six teams came out for various reasons, including their approval by the government and the financial crisis. But one thing I can assure you is that you will be witnesses of some world-class matches in a world-class facility, “he added.

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