In a bid to get much more match practise towards top-excellent opponents, India’s ace paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has signed a agreement with recent reigning champions Sokolow S.A. Jaroslaw in the Polish Superliga for the impending 2020-21 time.
The Polish Superliga is slated to start from September this yr and based on the COVID-19 condition in India, Sathiyan will journey to Poland for his small stint there just before leaving for Japan wherever he will participate in in the T League.
Sathiyan joins Polish Superliga
In February, Globe No 32 Sathiyan became the very first Indian to indication for Japan’s leading table tennis league. He will be representing Okayama Rivets in the league which will commence from Oct.
The Polish league consists of 13 teams, who play every single other on a property and away basis. The league is anticipated to operate till June subsequent yr.
“I have signed to play for a small stint in Poland like 4-5 matches and use the time effectively for additional match apply when I am in Europe as the quality of the league and foreign gamers in Poland is also quite higher,” Sathiyan advised IANS on Tuesday.
“Japan League is not going to be held when there are Professional Excursions in Europe. It is in bunches and is the identical with Polish League. All matches are held in bunches. In Japan also, I am enjoying only 12 matches. So I considered when I am in Europe, why not get additional match follow at this time when worldwide competitions are not being held,” mentioned the 27-year old.
“I have previously performed there after a pair of several years back. Japan will be the top rated priority. And when I am in Europe for professional tours, rather of travelling so a lot I can be in Europe and perform matches in Poland as perfectly,” he additional.
Sathiyan, who became the 1st Indian to crack into the best-25 of the ITTF planet rankings when he rose to No 24 in July past yr, more explained that his travel will count on the COVID-19 situation in India.
“Almost everything will depend on the health problem in India. I will get compensated only if I engage in matches. I am hoping for the most effective.”
The Intercontinental Desk Tennis Federation (ITTF) Executive Committee on Monday made the decision to extend the suspension of all ITTF functions till the conclude of August thanks to the ongoing results of the pandemic.
The ITTF Earth Tour Czech Open up, originally scheduled from August 25-30 in Olomouc, has been cancelled right after the ITTF and Czech Table Tennis Affiliation thought it was not possible to stage the event amid the ongoing journey constraints and probable risks to overall health and basic safety of individuals.