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Irregularity in registration of TT ranking players! DSA Secretary says he was misguided

The table tennis ranking competition was held in Silchar for the first time in the first week of the last month. Paddlers from different districts of the state participated in the event held at India Club Indoor. A total of 21 All India ranked players participated in the competition. However, even after more than a month has passed since then, the current committee of Silchar District Sports Association led by Atanu Bhattacharjee has been unable to present the account of the event till today. The calculation of the total number of players who participated in the event is also inconsistent.

Secretary of DSA Atanu Bhattacharjee said that several payments related to the ranking TT tournament are still pending. Apart from this, bills of some other business establishments including Tent House have not been submitted yet. So the full calculation cannot be performed. That is why the income and expenses of the ranking competition could not be deciphered. This is mainly the reason why the calculation of the ranking was not presented in the GB meeting held on Saturday. The issue was not even put on the agenda.

The significant thing is that the current committee is boasting about the successful organisation of the ranking competition. But the Secretary Atanu Bhattacharjee does not know how many players participated in the said event. In response to a question, he said that about 150 contestants participated in the event. However, according to the information given by the Association’s treasurer Buddhadev Choudhury, a total of 238 players participated in the ranking competition. Among them, the registration fee of 215 players has been deposited to the Association. Of the remaining 23, 21 were ranking players and 2 were exempted on medical grounds.

However, this information by the Association is also wrong as Assam Table Tennis Association Secretary Curfew Roy said that a total of 250 competitors participated in the ranking competition in Silchar. This means, there is still a discrepancy in the calculation of DSA as 12 competitors were shown less in their accounts. As a result, about 9,500 rupees wasn’t deposited in the treasury of the Association. But the Secretary of the Association Atanu Bhattacharjee does not know anything about it.

When being asked the reason, the Secretary replied that he had been somewhat misguided. The question is, this discrepancy has come to the fore because the matter of registration was in writing. But who can say assuredly that there is no such mistake in other matters related to the TT ranking competition?

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