Odisha government signs MoU to host Commonwealth TT

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik feels the MoU signing will be an important step for the state in promoting sports and especially table tennis.

Naveen Patnaik, Odisha's Chief Minister since 2000, is an ardent sports enthusiast.   -  Getty Images

Odisha government Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with state’s table tennis body and TTFI to host the 21st Commonwealth Championship in Cuttack from July 17-22.

Speaking on the occasion, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “Today’s MoU signing is an important step for us in promoting sports and especially table tennis in the state.

“I congratulate Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) and the Odisha State TT Association for partnering with our government in hosting this prestigious event,” he concluded.

The previous two Commonwealth Championships, 2013 and 2015, have also been held in India.