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160 to play in rail meet

Guwahati, July 18: NF Railway will organise the 62nd All-India Railway Table Tennis Championship at its indoor stadium here from July 21 to 25.

A total of 160 participants, including 90 men, are expected to represent different zonal teams of the Indian Railways in the tournament.

Leading national players like Anindita Chakraborty, Shreya Ghosh, Pallavi Kundu, Anirban Nandi, E. Pravakaran, Souvik Kar and others have confirmed participation in the tournament, hosts NF Railway Sports Association said today.

The home side are the defending champions in the womenís team event. Besides, Takeme Sarkar of NF Railway will seek to retain the womenís singles title.

Anirban Nandi of South Eastern Railway will be the defending champion in menís singles while his team, SE Railway, are the defending champions in the menís team event.

Hosts NF Railway will look forward to Avik Das, who has played in the Youth Olympics and Youth Asian Games, to make a mark in the menís event.