The brand-new $102,000 World Ping Pong Masters involves Sky Sports activities Combine this weekend with four-time world champion Andrew Baggaley main the sphere at Coventry’s Ricoh Area; the occasion will happen behind closed doorways in a strict COVID-19 bubble
Final Up to date: 20/01/21 three:23pm
The World Ping Pong Masters will characteristic 24 of the world’s best ping pong gamers in a straight-knockout format, and you may watch the motion on Sky Sports activities.
4-time world champion Andrew Baggaley will lead the sphere, with the likes of Maxim Shmyrev Gavin Rumgay and Alexander Flemming, additionally confirmed for the line-up, which can happen at Ricoh Area, Coventry on January 23 and 24, dwell on Sky Sports activities Combine.
“We’re thrilled to have launched the World Ping Pong Masters,” stated managing director of Matchroom Multi Sport, Emily Frazer.
“Since our success with the World Championship and the vary of viewership Ping Pong attracts in, it appears a disgrace to solely promote simply the one occasion a 12 months. Regardless of the present local weather, Elite Sport is ready to proceed right here within the UK and that is subsequently a good time to launch the Masters; 24 of the world’s best gamers, extra prize cash obtainable, longer matches and a one-table set-up – triple the publicity.
“With the occasion behind closed doorways and subsequently no dwell spectators now we have labored onerous with our companions at Sky Sports activities to make sure this can be a prestigious and dramatic set-up not like some other ping pong or table tennis occasion.
“Specializing in worldwide broadcasters, the occasion will probably be proven in each territory on this planet making this the last word stage for publicity. Desk tennis is a world-known sport however switching to a hardbat permits for a special technique of the sport, slower photographs and doubtlessly longer rallies affording higher viewership to an off-the-cuff sports activities fan in addition to pleasure for the youthful era to look upon.
“We now have acquired loads of curiosity from table tennis gamers who might not have made the swap to a hardbat earlier than however now with a further Ping Pong occasion added to the Multi Sport steady; Matchroom Ping Pong will solely develop and transfer in a brand new route.”
Watch the World Ping Pong Masters, dwell on Sky Sports activities Combine from noon on Saturday, January 23.
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