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Indian teams for World Jr Tennis Asia/Oceania final qualifiers named

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New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Indian boys’ and girls’ teams for next month’s ITF World Junior Tennis Competition Asia/Oceania final qualifying round have been selected, but there is some uncertainty around the competition due to the raging Covid-19 pandemic.

The flights are not taking off from India due to the pandemic, and securing visas for Kazakhstan could also become an issue. “No flight is departing [from India] and we are still to receive visas. The original plan for the teams’ departure is June 5. Let us see,” said a source.

The competition is scheduled to take place at the National Tennis Centre in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, from June 14-19.

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The All India Tennis Association junior selection committee met virtually on May 13 to select the teams.

Teams:

Boys: Rethin Pranav RS, Kriish Ajay Tyagi, Tejas Ahuja, and Samprit Sharma.

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Non-playing captain: Sajid Lodi

Girls: Samiksha Dabas, Riya Sachdeva, Raja Sarvagnya Kilaru, and Thaniya Saran Gogulamanda. Non-playing captain: Shalini Thakur Chawla

–IANS

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