It’s an open secret that former Nationwide desk tennis champion and Olympian S. Raman has been a votary of Committee of Directors (CoA) from the time it took cost of the affairs of Desk Tennis Federation of India (TTFI).
The 51-year-old has batted for CoA’s new proposed choice standards to get into the Indian groups.
In a press release to The Hindu, Raman mentioned the rating system proposed by CoA has a transparent understanding of guidelines for choice and that it provides recognition and encouragement for worldwide success whereas insisting that it provides sufficient weightage for home efficiency.
Raman mentioned it permits “discretion of selectors to weigh in when unexpected circumstances emerge.”
He additional mentioned: “I’m equally completely happy that the draft (proposed choice standards) has been printed for feedback and suggestions. It’s unprecedented and probably the most democratic course of.”
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In keeping with the Dronacharya Awardee, earlier “gamers picks left a lot to be desired. Whereas there are all the time gamers in all groups that choose themselves, a couple of spots see intense competitions. It’s in these circumstances the place bias, favouritism and nepotism creep in and our sport has been no exception. A number of latest cases display that printed criterion for choice has been put aside.”
Raman mentioned the success of Indian gamers in latest occasions is an efficient signal that the game is rising. “The unprecedented success on the final (2018) Commonwealth Video games, Asian Video games and the latest success of Sharath Kamal, G. Sathiyan and Manika Batra and the World No.4 rating attained by Manika and Archana Kamath in girls’s doubles and the World No.7 rating by the blended doubles mixture of Manika and Sathiyan augurs properly for India,” he mentioned.