Ban on paddler Soumyajit Ghosh lifted

Ghosh is now eligible to participate in the Senior Nationals in Cuttack, from January 4 to 9, 2019.

Soumyajit Ghosh is allowed to participate in all national and international tournaments.   -  R. Ragu

Former national champion and international paddler Soumyajit Ghosh can now return to the mainstream of national and international table tennis after the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) decided to revoke his suspension, handed out in March this year.

The members of Executive Board of TTFI, which met here during the ongoing 11Sports 80th junior and youth National championships, considered his representation and rescinded the ban with immediate effect, allowing him to participate in all national and international tournaments.

The withdrawal of suspension also means Ghosh is eligible to participate in the Senior Nationals in Cuttack, from January 4 to 9, 2019.

Reacting to the development, Ghosh said he was "very happy about it. I will try to make a comeback into to the Indian team as soon as possible."

Ghosh wasn't sure whether he would take part in the Senior Nationals. "I don't know. I will speak to my office [BPCL] and my family about this and then accordingly I will inform TTFI."