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Yearender 2021: Virat Kohli vs BCCI, Sushil Kumar's Shame, Mary Kom's First Of Fury – 5 Unwanted Controversies

Yearender 2021: Virat Kohli vs BCCI, Sushil Kumar's Shame, Mary Kom's First Of Fury – 5 Unwanted Controversies

BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli contradicted each other on future of Indian captaincy while Olympians Manika Batra, Sushil Kumar and Mary Kom made headlines for the wrong reasons in 2021.

31 December 2021
2021 World Table Tennis Championships: Manika Batra Fails, India Return Empty-Handed

2021 World Table Tennis Championships: Manika Batra Fails, India Return Empty-Handed

India lost both their quarterfinal matches in the women's doubles and mixed doubles category of the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships. Manika Batra was a...

28 November 2021

2021 World Table Tennis Championships: Manika Batra Stars, India Eye Historic Medals

India reached the quarterfinals of the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships in mixed and women’s doubles events. Bronze medals to be awarded to all the...

World Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan Beats Vladimir Sidorenko To Enter Round Of 32

World Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan Beats Vladimir Sidorenko To Enter Round Of 32

G Sathiyan defeated Russia's Vladimir Sidorenko 11-9, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 in the round of 64 of the World Table Tennis Championships. Sathiyan had earlier beaten...

25 November 2021

Manika Batra-Soumyadeep Roy Table Tennis Match-Fixing Issue: Court May Appoint Administrator In TTFI

India's top-ranked table tennis player Manika Batra told the Delhi high court that she was being targeted by the TTFI for raising her grievances and now ITTF...

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15 November 2021
Manika Batra Vs TTFI: High Court Tells Table Tennis Federation To Give Clean Chit To Player

Manika Batra Vs TTFI: High Court Tells Table Tennis Federation To Give Clean Chit To Player

Manika Batra has alleged that the national coach Soumyadeep Roy 'pressurized' her to 'throw away' an Olympic qualifier match in favour of one of his trainees.


30 September 2021
Asian Championships: India Assured Of Maiden Table Tennis Medal, Thanks To Achanta Sharath Kamal

Asian Championships: India Assured Of Maiden Table Tennis Medal, Thanks To Achanta Sharath Kamal

Sharath defeated Iranian Nima Alamiyan to open the account before getting better of Noshad, also of Iran, in his reverse singles to seal India's fate.


20 September 2021
Manika Batra Petition: Delhi High Court Seeks Centre's Stand On Table Tennis Plea Against TTFI

Manika Batra Petition: Delhi High Court Seeks Centre's Stand On Table Tennis Plea Against TTFI

Manika Batra was left out of the India squad for the Asian Table Tennis Championships beginning September 28 in Doha after she did not attend the mandatory...


15 September 2021
Disciplined? TTFI Leaves Out Star Manika Batra From India's Asian Championships Squad

Disciplined? TTFI Leaves Out Star Manika Batra From India's Asian Championships Squad

In the absence of Batra, 97th-ranked Sutirtha Mukherjee will lead the women’s team which also includes Ayhika Mukherjee and Archana Kamath.


12 September 2021
Manika Batra-Soumyadeep Roy Match-Fixing Issue: Table Tennis Federation of India Forms Probe Panel

Manika Batra-Soumyadeep Roy Match-Fixing Issue: Table Tennis Federation of India Forms Probe Panel

Batra has alleged that national coach Soumyadeep asked her to throw her match during the Olympic Qualifiers


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09 September 2021
Table Tennis Match-fixing Row: TTFI Calls Meeting To Discuss Manika Batra's Allegations

Table Tennis Match-fixing Row: TTFI Calls Meeting To Discuss Manika Batra's Allegations

Table tennis star Manika Batra has alleged that national coach Soumyadeep Roy asked her to throw a match during the Olympic qualifiers


05 September 2021
Manika Batra Rubbishes Claim That She Did Not Report Table Tennis Coach's Alleged Fixing Offer

Manika Batra Rubbishes Claim That She Did Not Report Table Tennis Coach's Alleged Fixing Offer

Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) secretary Arun Banerjee has questioned the timing of Manika Batra's allegations against Soumyadeep Roy


03 September 2021
Manika Batra Alleges India Table Tennis Coach Soumyadeep Roy Asked Her To Fix Match In Olympic Qualifiers

Manika Batra Alleges India Table Tennis Coach Soumyadeep Roy Asked Her To Fix Match In Olympic Qualifiers

Soumyadeep Roy is a former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist in the team event and also an Arjuna awardee


02 September 2021
Manika Batra Defends Having Personal Coach At Events, Says It's Not About Ego

Manika Batra Defends Having Personal Coach At Events, Says It's Not About Ego

India's top woman table tennis player's comments come after she was show-caused by TTFI for refusing the national coach's help during her singles matches in...


20 August 2021
Manika Batra, G Sathiyan Win Mixed Doubles Title At World Table Tennis Contender In Budapest

Manika Batra, G Sathiyan Win Mixed Doubles Title At World Table Tennis Contender In Budapest

The Indian duo of Manika Batra and G Sathiyan outplayed Hungary's Dora Madarasz and Nandor Ecseki 3-1 to win the mixed doubles title.


27 July 2021
TTFI Says, Manika Batra Snubbing National Coach At Tokyo Olympics An Act Of Indiscipline

TTFI Says, Manika Batra Snubbing National Coach At Tokyo Olympics An Act Of Indiscipline

Manika had personal coach Sanmay Paranajpe at the Games but he was only allowed to train with her and was denied venue access


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25 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Live Streaming, India's Full Schedule On Day 4 (July 26) - A Historic Day For Fencer Bhavani Devi

Tokyo Olympics: Live Streaming, India's Full Schedule On Day 4 (July 26) - A Historic Day For Fencer Bhavani Devi

India will be looking to win their second medal at Tokyo Olympics on Day 4 on Monday. All eyes on shooters and archers


25 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Manika Batra Rises To The Occasion, G Sathiyan Crumbles Under Pressure

Tokyo Olympics: Manika Batra Rises To The Occasion, G Sathiyan Crumbles Under Pressure

Manika, ranked 62, made a remarkable comeback after losing the first two games to beat Ukraine's Margaryta Pesotska in a second round match


24 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics, Table Tennis: Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee Off To Promising Start

Tokyo Olympics, Table Tennis: Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee Off To Promising Start

World number 62 Manika beat Tin-Tin Ho 4-0 in her singles opener while Sutirtha, on her Olympics debut, secured a thrilling 4-3 win against Linda Bergstrom


24 July 2021
Manika Batra Snubs National Coach During First Round Table Tennis Match At Tokyo 2020

Manika Batra Snubs National Coach During First Round Table Tennis Match At Tokyo 2020

Batra is miffed as her personal coach Sanmay Paranjape has not been granted permission to stay in Olympic village and can be present only during training...


23 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics, Table Tennis Preview: Can India Do The Unthinkable Again?

Tokyo Olympics, Table Tennis Preview: Can India Do The Unthinkable Again?

Asian Games may have the presence of continental powerhouses like China, Korea and Japan but the Olympics are a different ball game altogether


21 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Indian Table Tennis Stars Handed Tough Draws

Tokyo Olympics: Indian Table Tennis Stars Handed Tough Draws

Manika Batra, ranked 62, though got an easy women's singles first round where she will face Great Britain's Ho Tin-Tin, ranked 32 places below her


07 June 2021
Table Tennis Body  Olympic Preparation Camp Goes Haywire As Top Players Prefer To Train Individually

Table Tennis Body Olympic Preparation Camp Goes Haywire As Top Players Prefer To Train Individually

The four Tokyo-bound players - Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Manika Batra and Sutirtha Mukherjee - have been restricted to individual training since qualifying in...


20 March 2021
Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra Seal Tokyo Olympic Berth In Mixed Doubles After Winning Asian Qualification Event

Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra Seal Tokyo Olympic Berth In Mixed Doubles After Winning Asian Qualification Event

Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra had already secured their singles berth and will now also compete as a doubles pair at the delayed Tokyo Games


17 February 2021
Manika Batra Advances, Sutirtha Mukherjee, Archana Kamath Exit From TT Nationals

Manika Batra Advances, Sutirtha Mukherjee, Archana Kamath Exit From TT Nationals

Top-seed Manika had to work hard to secure a 13-11, 11-9, 4-11, 5-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-4, win over Archana Kamath


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