Cuttack: The Odisha Government has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) to host the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship in Cuttack.
The MoU was signed between Department of Sports and Youth Services, Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) and Odisha State Table Tennis Association (OSTTA) the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said, “Today’s MoU signing for hosting the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in Cuttack is an important step for us in promoting sports and especially Table Tennis in the state”.
Naveen expressed that the event will bring renewed focus on Table Tennis, in which India has been performing well in recent times.
He also congratulated the TT Federation of India and the Odisha State TT Association for partnering with the State Government in hosting this prestigious event.
The Championships will be held from July 17 to July 22.
As many as 14 countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, England, Scotland, Wales, Australia, Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh and Nigeria are participating in it.