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A Table Tennis League for the first time

ULTIMATE TABLE TENNIS

Date: 13th July 2017-30th July 2017

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai,

Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi

NSCI, Mumbai

Description: The Ultimate Table Tennis, the country’s first-ever professional table tennis league, features six-team. The aspect which distinguishes it from other sports leagues around the country is that UTT has 6 clubs, instead of city-based franchises. Dabang Smashers T.T.C. is owned by Radha Kapoor Khanna of DolT Sports. RP-SG Mavericks is co-owned by Sanjiv Goenka of RP-SG Group and Utsav Parekh. DHFL Maharashtra United is owned by The Rajesh Wadhawan Group. Falcons T.T.C. is owned by a consortium comprising of the owners of I-League club “Chennai City Football Club” Rohit Ramesh (Shareholder Director of the The Hindu Group) and Krishnakumar R (Chartered Accountant and Entrepreneur) and Raju Poosapati and Krishna from Transend Sports League Private Limited. Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas is owned by Kapil Garg, Chairman and Managing Director, Oilmax Energy and Vivek Kohli of Stag International. Shazé Challengers is owned by Vivek Bhargava, CEO, DAN Performance Group.

Each franchise would be a combination of overseas and Indian players – four men and four women, along with one Indian and one international coach each. The League features 24 players from abroad including men’s World No. 7 Wong Chun Ting and women’s World No. 9 Han Ying.

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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