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G Sathiyan to spearhead Indian squad at Chengdu TTFI

Kolkata: Top ranked Indian and world number 37 G. Sathiyan will spearhead the Indian squad in the men’s section, while Manika Batra (world number 44) will lead the women’s team in the upcoming World Championships at Chengdu (China) between September 30 and October 9, Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) said on Tuesday.
National men and women coaches S. Raman and Anindita Chakraborty, Chris Adrian Pfeiffer (personal coach of Manika) and masseur Harmeet Kaur will be the other members of the contingent.
However, the Birmingham CWG multiple medallist A. Sharath Kamal has opted out of the team, citing personal reasons.
The teams are expected to leave for Chengdu on September 25.
The teams:
Men: G. Sathiyan, Sanil Shetty, Harmeet Desai, Manush Shah, and Manav Thakkar.
Women: Manika Batra, Sreeja Akula, Reeth Rishya, Diya Chitale, and Swastika Ghosh.
Coaches: S. Raman and Anindita Chakraborty/Chris Adrian Pfeiffer (personal coach). Masseur:. Harmeet Kaur. (UNI)

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