The Delhi High Court has asked the central government’s guidance to take on the appeal filed by the table tennis player Manika Batra against the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) for dropping her name for the upcoming Asian Championship.
Manika was excluded from the Indian squad since she did not take part in the national camp although the TTFI had made it mandatory for all the players to attend national camps. Following the Tokyo Olympic Games controversy where Manika didn’t permit the national team coach Soumyadeep Roy to sit in her corner during her singles matches as she had alleged him of trying to match fix her game in the Olympic Qualifiers during March by asking her to throw away the game. A single adjudicator seat of Justice Rekha Palli asked the appearing council for Central Government to take a look and provide guidance on the filed petition by Manika Batra. The court recorded the matter for additional further hearing on the 23rd of September. The Court has allowed two days to take guidelines and to clear its stand on the filed petition.
Manika has also sought direction from the topic of concern from the authorities in hopes to get her name included in the contingent that will represent India at the Asian Table Tennis Championship that begins on the 28th of September to the 5th of October 2021 in Doha.