The fourth version of Final Desk Tennis (UTT) has been deferred to 2021 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was introduced on Friday.
The Desk Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) authorities and the UTT administration took the choice to postpone the occasion, holding in thoughts the security and well-being of the gamers and different league stakeholders.
“We’ve got been very eager for desk tennis to renew, nonetheless there are numerous points to be thought of and addressed. And underneath such circumstances, conducting UTT with the presence of overseas gamers would not appear possible. Nonetheless, we’re actually trying ahead to the fourth season of the league in 2021. We are going to establish a window to conduct UTT on the earliest subsequent yr, with the scenario surrounding the pandemic additionally hopefully bettering,” TTFI Normal Secretary MP Singh mentioned.
With the sporting world regularly shifting in the direction of resumption of stay motion, the fourth season of UTT subsequent yr will likely be held subsequent yr.
“We should keep away from any danger to the well being and security of the gamers and different stakeholders, particularly with 2021 being an Olympic yr. Moreover, worldwide journey restrictions are nonetheless abound with readability awaited on the identical,” UTT co-promoters Vita Dani and Niraj Bajaj mentioned in a joint assertion.
“So after evaluating the present scenario and after due deliberations with TTFI, we now have arrived at a mutual consensus to not conduct UTT on this calendar yr. We’re optimistic that 2021 will likely be more healthy and happier, and sooner or later of time we hope to announce the dates for UTT to be held subsequent yr,” they added.