By Godwin Aikigbe
Yoddhas have picked Nigerian table tennis sensation, Aruna Quadri among their four male players for the second edition of Ultimate Tables Tennis holding in June.
Quadri represented Yoddhas in the inaugural edition.
Sharath Kamal’s move from RP-SG Mavericks to Yoddhas was confirmed as he became the first Indian to be acquired during the player draft on Wednesday.
Challengers: Men: Simon Gauzy (France), Manav Thakkar, Tiago Apolonia (Portugal), Arjun Ghosh. Women: Lee Ho Ching (Hong Kong), Georgina Pota (Hungary), Divya Deshpande and Prapti Sen.
Dabang Smashers TTC: Men: G. Sathiyan, Yoshida Masaki (Japan), Sanish Ambekar, Cedric Nuytinck (Belgium). Women: Sakura Mori (Japan), Manika Batra, Adriana Diaz (Puerto Rico) and Archana Kamath.
Falcons TTC: Men: Sanil Shetty, Liam Pitchford (England), Alvaro Robles (Spain), Ronit Bhanja. Women: Bernadette Szocs (Romania), Matilda Ekholm (Sweden), Sutirtha Mukherjee and Priyadarshini Das.
Maharashtra United: Men: Kristian Karlsson (Sweden), A. Amalraj, Joao Monteiro (Portugal), Utkarsh Gupta. Women: Elizabeta Samara (Romania), Madhurika Patkar, Lily Zhang (USA) and Selena Selvakumar.
RP-SG Mavericks: Men: Mattias Karlsson (Sweden), Harmeet Desai, Kou Lei (Ukraine), Siddhesh Pande. Women: Doo Hoi Kem (Hong Kong), Ayhika Mukherjee, Mouma Das and Sabine Winter (Germany).
Yoddhas: Men: Chuang Chih-Yuan (Chinese Taipei), Achanta Sharath Kamal, Aruna Quadri (Nigeria), Ravindra Kotiyan. Women: Sofia Polcanova (Austria), Hana Matelova (Czech Republic), Pooja Sahasrabudhe and Sreeja Akula.