National TT Championship: PSPB blanks Punjab

Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) blanked Punjab 3-0 in the men’s team section of the 11Even Sports-79th senior National table tennis championships, which commenced here on Thursday.

PSPB's Sharath Kamal (Black Jersey) in action against Vikram Aditya during the 79th Senior National Table Tennis Championships on Thursday.   -  Manob Chowdhary

Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) blanked Punjab 3-0 in the men’s team section of the 11Even Sports-79th senior National table tennis championships, which commenced here on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has considered a special request from Tamil Nadu to allow its women’s team to compete from day two because of the betrothal of one of the Tamil Nadu girls on day one of the competition, according to a TTFI press release.

This may be a departure in so many years of the conduct of any nationals, but this allowance was made because of the player’s importance to Tamil Nadu’s fortunes, the release added.

The results (Team, Round 1): Men: Group-A: PSPB bt Punjab 3-0; Chhattisgarh bt Manipur 3-0; Group-B: Haryana bt Andhra Pradesh 3-0; Uttarakhand bt Puducherry 3-0; Group C: Gujarat bt Odisha 3-0; North Bengal bt Meghalaya 3-0; Group-D: West Bengal bt Kerala 3-0, Uttar Pradesh bt Chandigarh 3-0; Group-E: Rajasthan bt Mizoram 3-1, Maharashtra B bt Tripura 3-0; Group-F: Tamil Nadu bt Jharkhand 3-1; Karnataka bt Bihar 3-0; Group-G: Maharashtra A bt Assam 3-2; Telangana bt Himachal Pradesh 3-0; Group H: Railways bt J & K 3-0, Delhi bt Madhya Pradesh 3-0.

Women: Group-A: West Bengal bt Bihar 3-0, Odisha (w/o) Meghalaya 3-0; Group-B: Maharashtra A bt Puducherry 3-0, Delhi bt Mizoram 3-0; Group-C: PSPB bt Andhra Pradesh 3-0; Gujarat bt Goa 3-0; Group-D: RBI bt Punjab 3-0; Maharashtra-B (w/o) J & K 3-0; Group-E: North Bengal bt Kerala 3-0; Assam bt Chhattisgarh 3-0; Group-F: Rajasthan bt Himachal Pradesh 3-0; Group-G: Madhya Pradesh bt Chandigarh 3-0, Haryana bt Tripura 3-0; Group-H: Karnataka bt Jharkhand 3-0, Telangana bt Uttarakhand 3-0.