The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) is contemplating deferring all National-ranking tournaments and focus only on three National championships separately for seniors, juniors and youth and sub-juniors and cadets for 2020-21 to ensure that the annual calendar doesn’t go blank.

TTFI’s senior vice-president, S.M. Sultan, told Sportstar that it is next to impossible, as per the COVID-19 guidelines, to restrict the number of participants including officials to below 200 in national-ranking events which otherwise normally feature about 1500 including players, support staff and technical staff during the five-day competitions.

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“Since it is not feasible in the current scenario to have these national-ranking tournaments in all five zones of the country, we are planning to have the National…

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