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Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal inaugurated the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships

/19:Cuttack:17/7 Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal today inaugurated the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here.

A total of 12 nations– Australia, Bangladesh, Cyprus, England, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Scotland, South Africa, Singapore and Wales– have participated in the tournament.

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India may have got the toughest group opponents from among the teams participating in the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships, but team captain and ace paddler A. Sharath Kamal is confident that India will retain the Host Associations Cup.

The Indian women, on their strength, should be able to cross the first-stage hurdle without dropping a sweat. However, they could face some stiff competition from Singapore as the hosts approach the final.

Tickets for the sporting event are available on websites insider.in/bhubaneshwar and paytm.com/events/bhubaneswar. After purchase, these are redeemable at the Box Office located at the stadium.

 

While daily tickets have been priced at Rs 50 and Rs 100, season passes costing Rs 200 and Rs 400 will provide entry for all six days of the tournament.

Here’s the schedule of the tournament:

Men:

Group A: England, Sri Lanka, Cyprus; Group B: India, Singapore, Scotland; Group C: Nigeria, Malaysia, Bangladesh; Group D: Australia, South Africa, Wales

Women:

Group A: Singapore, Wales, Scotland; Group B: India, South Africa, Sri Lanka; Group C: Australia, Malaysia, Cyprus; Group D: Nigeria, England, Bangladesh

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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