In a bid to get a lot more match practise from major-good quality opponents, India’s ace paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has signed a deal with existing reigning champions Sokolow S.A. Jaroslaw in the Polish Superliga for the upcoming 2020-21 time.
The Polish Superliga is slated to commence from September this 12 months and relying on the COVID-19 scenario in India, Sathiyan will travel to Poland for his short stint there in advance of leaving for Japan where he will perform in the T League.
Sathiyan joins Polish Superliga
In February, Environment No 32 Sathiyan grew to become the initially Indian to sign for Japan’s premier table tennis league. He will be symbolizing Okayama Rivets in the league which will get started from October.
The Polish league is composed of 13 teams, who engage in each individual other on a dwelling and away basis. The league is anticipated to run until June next calendar year.
“I have signed to enjoy for a limited stint in Poland like 4-5 matches and use the time successfully for much more match observe when I am in Europe as the quality of the league and overseas players in Poland is also pretty significant,” Sathiyan told IANS on Tuesday.
“Japan League will not be held when there are Pro Tours in Europe. It is in bunches and is the exact same with Polish League. All matches are held in bunches. In Japan also, I am actively playing only 12 matches. So I considered when I am in Europe, why not get a lot more match exercise at this time when intercontinental competitions are not staying held,” stated the 27-yr old.
“I have presently played there when a couple of a long time back. Japan will be the leading precedence. And when I am in Europe for pro tours, as a substitute of travelling so significantly I can be in Europe and enjoy matches in Poland as perfectly,” he included.
Sathiyan, who turned the 1st Indian to break into the best-25 of the ITTF earth rankings when he rose to No 24 in July very last calendar year, even more said that his travel will depend on the COVID-19 situation in India.
“Every thing will count on the wellness situation in India. I will get paid out only if I enjoy matches. I am hoping for the finest.”
The Worldwide Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Executive Committee on Monday made the decision to extend the suspension of all ITTF events until the end of August due to the ongoing outcomes of the pandemic.
The ITTF Entire world Tour Czech Open, at first scheduled from August 25-30 in Olomouc, has been cancelled soon after the ITTF and Czech Desk Tennis Association considered it was not possible to stage the function amid the ongoing vacation limits and likely pitfalls to health and security of contributors.
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