The national camp for elite table tennis players has been indefinitely postponed yet again with some of the players unwilling to travel while those willing are waiting for the facility at SAI Bengaluru to be functional.
Table Tennis Federation of India, which is currently de-recognised by the government, has been trying to assemble players under one roof since August. The latest attempt was aimed at starting a three-week camp from October 15.
“Some players are willing to travel, some players want to train overseas and the venue too is not ready yet and and our de-recognition is not helping either (since we can’t approach the government). We are looking at November now,” TTFI secretary general M P Singh told PTI.
Most of the male players including world number 31 Sharath Kamal are ready to travel for the camp but majority of the female players don’t want to venture out of their…