The fourth version of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) has been deferred to 2021 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was introduced on Friday.
The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) authorities and the UTT administration took the choice to postpone the occasion, preserving in thoughts the protection and well-being of the gamers and different league stakeholders.
“We have been very keen for table tennis to resume, however there are various issues to be considered and addressed. And under such circumstances, conducting UTT with the presence of foreign players doesn’t seem feasible. However, we are really looking forward to the fourth season of the league in 2021. We will identify a window to conduct UTT at the earliest next year, with the situation surrounding the pandemic also hopefully improving,” TTFI General Secretary MP Singh stated.
With the sporting world progressively transferring in direction of resumption of reside motion, the fourth season of UTT subsequent 12 months will probably be held subsequent 12 months.
“We must avoid any risk to the health and safety of the players and other stakeholders, especially with 2021 being an Olympic year. Furthermore, international travel restrictions are still abound with clarity awaited on the same,” UTT co-promoters Vita Dani and Niraj Bajaj stated in a joint assertion.
“So after evaluating the current situation and after due deliberations with TTFI, we have arrived at a mutual consensus to not conduct UTT in this calendar year. We are optimistic that 2021 will be healthier and happier, and in due course of time we hope to announce the dates for UTT to be held next year,” they added.