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Manika Batra to lead Indian Table Tennis squad for Asian Games

Both the men's and women's team have undergone one change each from the successful Commonwealth Games campaign.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: June 20, 2018 18:15 IST ]
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A 10-member table tennis squad including Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal has been selected for the Asian Games by the Table Tennis Federation Of India.

Both the men's and women's team have undergone one change each from the successful Commonwealth Games campaign with young paddlers Manav Thakkar and Ayhika Mukherjee replacing Sanil Shetty and Pooja Sahasrabuddhe respectively.

Tainted paddler Soumyajit Ghosh remained out of the team after he was accused of raping an 18-year-old, a charge he has denied.

The Asian Games are set to begin from August 18 to September 2 in Indonesia.

Teams: 

Men: Achanta Sharath Kamal, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan, Anthony Amalraj, Harmeet Desai. Manav Thakkar 

Women: Manika Batra, Mouma Das, Madhurika Patkar, Ayhika Mukharjee, Suthirta Mukherjee.

(With PTI Inputs)

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