Swastika Ghosh on Thursday became the third table tennis player to approach the Delhi High Court over her exclusion from India’s Commonwealth Games squad. Her father and coach Sandeep Ghosh said that they have a filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court and the matter will be heard on Friday.
That Swastika too will file a petition was reported in The Telegraph on June 8. “She is number four as per the selection criteria and should be in the team,” said Sandeep.
Diya Chitale and Manush Shah had also sought the HC’s intervention in the matter.
Chitale has now been included in the squad at the expense of Archana Kamath but the selectors did not include Manush in the men’s team when the Committee of Administrators running the TTFI announced the final squad on Tuesday. Manush’s case will also be heard on Friday.
Swastika, 19, was named as a standby with the revised squad comprising Manika Batra, Chitale, Reeth Rishya and Sreeja Akula. The men’s squad includes veteran Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty with Manush on standby.
The selection criteriahave attracted a lot of attention with the players moving court for “justice”.