Puneri Paltan table tennis team have announced that Harmeet Desai will be their skipper for the third season of the Ultimate Table Tennis tournament this year. The Pune-based team, which also has Ayikha Mukherjee in the side, will play its first game against Dabang Delhi TTC on Thursday.
Harmeet Desai, who recently won the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in Cuttack was announced as the captain of Puneri Paltan Table Tennis team for season 3 of UTT. The team from Pune looks strong with Harmeet Desai and Ayikha Mukherjee recently winning gold in singles of Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships. Chuang Chih-Yuan, current world rank, 28 adds to the strength of the team. Puneri Paltan Table Tennis team turns out to be a formidable and balanced side with Indian, youth and foreign players in the squad. The head coach of the team is Francisco Santoswho is an experienced campaigner and has been coaching in UTT in the previous seasons. Alongside Santos, will be the assistant coach, Parag Agrawal. Puneri Paltan Table Tennis plays it’s debut match against Dabang Delhi T.T.C. on 25th July 2019.
Speaking on the occasion, Harmeet Desai, captain of Puneri Paltan Table Tennis said, “Puneri Paltan Table Tennis is a new team in UTT and leading a team which is making it’s debut is a huge responsibility. I am grateful to the management and the coaches to believe that I will be able to shoulder this responsibility well. We will give our best this season and make a mark of Pune team inTable Tennis fraternity.”
Speaking on the occasion, Kailash Kandpal, CEO Insurkeot Sports Pvt Ltd said, “The team is making its debut Ultimate Table Tennis. Harmeet will lead the team and I am sure he will do a good job with captaincy. We have experienced players like Harmeet, Ayikha, Chuang Chih-Yuan and Sabine Winter. Our young players, Ronit and Selena are talented players who will complement the experience of senior players.”
Schedule of Puneri Paltan Table Tennis in UTT Season 3:
25th July 2019 – Puneri Paltan Table Tennis vs Dabang Delhi T.T.C.
28th July 2019 – Puneri Paltan Table Tennis vs Chennai Lions
30th July 2019 – Puneri Paltan Table Tennis vs RP-SG Mavericks Kolkatta
3rd August 2019 – Puneri Paltan Table Tennis vs U Mumba TT
7th August 2019 – Puneri Paltan Table Tennis vs Goa Challengers
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