BEIJING, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) — World No. 1 paddlers Fan Zhendong and Sun Yingsha of China have been invited to take part within the 2022 Asian Cup, because the Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU) launched the event’s prospectus on Monday.
The event will happen between November 17 and 19 in Bangkok, Thailand, that includes 16 gamers apiece throughout males’s and girls’s singles occasions.
The invited contributors embody the 2019 Asian Cup winners, the singles champions of the 2021 Asian Championships, the highest 9 gamers from ITTF Week 36 world rankings, a bunch consultant, and 4 regional representatives, one every from South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and West Asia, with a most of two gamers from any member affiliation.
Four Chinese paddlers are among the many invitees, specifically 2019 Asian Cup winners Fan Zhendong and Zhu Yuling, males’s world No. 2 and Grand Slam winner Ma Long, and girls’s world No. 1 Sun Yingsha.
2021 Asian champions Lee Sangsu of South Korea and Hina Hayata of Japan are additionally invited to the continental competitors. Other outstanding names together with Hayata’s fellow Japanese Tomokazu Harimoto and Mima Ito.
According to the prospectus, the occasion will probably be performed in a single knockout system with all matches to be performed in a best-of-seven format.
The ATTU stated that entries must be submitted by member associations no later than September 30.