Sanmay’s textual content message may blow the lid off Manika’s allegations of match-fixing
Manika Batra’s allegations towards desk tennis trainer Soumyadeep Roy that he put force on her to lose to Sutirtha Mukherjee within the Olympic qualification tournament in Doha in March may backfire after her trainer Sanmay Paranjape’s textual content message, contradicting the participant’s declare, has surfaced.
Manika, whose critical allegations towards Soumyadeep resulted in a prison combat with the Desk Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) and a Prime Courtroom-ordered inquiry by way of the Sports activities Ministry, may face the warmth from the Global Desk Tennis Federation (ITTF) Integrity Unit, identified for its zero-tolerance coverage in unethical issues.
It can be recalled that on March 18, Sutirtha defeated Manika and won the South Asian Olympic quota and Manika made the grade at the foundation of her upper score. Had Manika received, Sutirtha’s qualification on score used to be in doubt.
As a part of the paperwork submitted by way of the TTFI to the ITTF, a textual content message from Sanmay despatched to a former participant on March 19 at 11.14 a.m. has the possible to blow the lid off Manika’s claims.
It reads: “My appreciate for Manika has doubled now. What she did for Sutirtha, that too, after going through such a lot in existence! She reached a place the place she may assist or now not assist! She selected to assist! That is actual energy, excellent middle and actual sure thoughts! Actual giant hearted woman she is. Nation issues.”
Some other file offered to the ITTF is from a ITTF-certified Blue Badge Umpire, officiating throughout the qualifying match in Doha.
His commentary reads: “I’m attesting what I witnessed on March 18, 2021, and reconfirming the talks I had with Mr. Sanmay Paranjape at the morning of the tournament between Ms. Manika Batra and Ms. Sutirtha Mukherjee.
“We had been all euphoric about two Indians qualifying for the Olympics as it used to be already within the air. It might have took place just one approach and that used to be if Ms. Sutirtha Mukherjee received towards Manika, since the latter would mechanically qualify on her international ratings. When Mr. Paranjape got here and exchanged pleasantries with me, I requested if each Indians had been going to Tokyo. He smilingly answered that “you guessed it proper”.
“In truth, when he got here for the tournament within the night, I requested why he got here to the venue, as a substitute of resting on the resort since we knew the outcome (Sutirtha’s victory), he laughed it off announcing he got here to observe the tournament.”
Although the important office-bearers of the TTFI remained tight-lipped, a supply within the know of the complaints discussed the chance of ITTF postponing Manika, Sutirtha, Soumyadeep and Sanmay for his or her obvious roles in generating the contrived lead to Doha.