Manika Batra show-cause notice case: Paddler Batra received a show-cause noticed by The Table Tennis Federation Of India (TTFI) on August 4th as she refused to take the guidance from the national coach Soumyadeep Roy during the Tokyo Olympics. Arjun Banerjee, the federation secretary verified the news on Wednesday.
Arjun Banerjee told ANI that Manika Batra has 10 days to reply to the show-case noticed issued to her and the action will be taken accordingly.
Earlier Banerjee made it very clear that Manika Batra’s refusal to take the training from National coach Soumyadeep Roy at the Tokyo Olympics will be taken up for a brief discussion once the contingent returns to India.
Banerjee informed that the executive community would decide the course of action that should be taken against Manika Batra. As it was unprofessional of Batra to call Roy the 'personal coach of Sutirtha Mukherjee.'
He further also explained that Batra shouldn't have said that her coach was not allowed with her as she was informed in India itself about the access of the coaches. He also briefed that Batra did apply for the personal coach but to demand that her personal coach should be there in place of the national coach is unethical as per the guidance of TTFI.
Arjun Banerjee also said that he was surprised to see Batra raising this issue despite being well informed about the criteria. He further also cleared that he will discuss the issue with the executive committee to decide upon the future discourse.
Manika Batra had earlier requested India’s chef de-mission, BP Baishya to grant The FOP (field of play) access to her personal coach Sanmay Paranjape. The paddler lost her Round 3 match at the Tokyo Olympics.