Nine-time champion Sharath Kamal will look to improve his record of titles in the National Table Tennis Championship at Sonipat (Haryana) from February 18 to 27.
“I had plans to go to Europe for training but in the prevailing circumstances, I’ll stay back and play the championship I love,” said Sharath.
Since the previous edition of the National Championship in February last year, no competition was held. In this scenario, all the leading names are expected to participate.
In spite of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) initiated steps leading to its flagship event. “So far, 19 of our affiliates have completed their state championship while eight more are in progress,” the TTFI Secretary General M. P. Singh informed Sportstar.