Rape-accused Soumyajit Ghosh suspended by TTFI, out of CWG squad
The Table Tennis Federation of India has suspended Soumyajit Ghosh until the report in the investigation of his alleged rape case comes out, which was claimed by his ex-girlfriend. The suspension and the investigation process means that Ghosh will now not be able to take part in the upcoming CWG.
Ghosh’s chances of participation in the upcoming Commonwealth Games are almost negligible now after the TTFI decided to keep him suspended provisionally during the course of the rape allegation filed against him. Earlier, an 18-year-old girl had lodged an FIR in Barasat, on Wednesday, accusing the youngest national champion of raping her on a false promise of marriage.
“The Executive Board (EB) of the TTFI has placed Soumyajit under provisional suspension, pending
After the matter came
“We saw the media reports and the FIR filed against Soumyajit and unanimously decided to suspend him. He won’t be able to participate in any tournament until the investigation is over,” Singh told TOI.
After Ghosh’s suspension, TTFI is not in the good position as the incident made it difficult for them to send a five-member team to the CWG in Gold Coast in Australia. According to the Commonwealth Games’ rules, a replacement can only be acceptable if a selected player is injured or sick. TTFI has sent a letter to the Indian Olympic Association yesterday and
However, an IOA official ha also informed that there is no such provision and it would be an
“Now that he is off and we are reduced to a four-member team, the pressure will be much higher on Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Anthony Amalraj and Harmeet Desai. It will not be possible for us to rotate a player in case somebody is short on