Olympian Achanta Sharath Kamal’s younger brother, Rajath, would be roped in by the Table Tennis Federation of India as a sports analyst to help paddlers improve their performance before the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
The TTFI’s proposal to engage Rajath as an analyst got the green signal from the Sports Authority of India during a steering committee meeting yesterday and the Chennai-boy would sign a contract next week.
“Rajath would be good to work with the paddlers as he has himself played the game for years. Rajath would also accompany the players in the preparatory camps as well as international tournaments to analyse their performance against different opponents,” Bhawani Mukherjee, SAI chief coach for table tennis, told PTI.
Chennai-based Rajath, who has done an MBA on HR and Marketing, would be given a contract till October next year when the quadrennial sporting extravaganza is scheduled in the national capital.
“Rajath also visited the recent Commonwealth Games camp in Pune, where all the probables participated. He will collect data on various aspects performance of every player and then give us the feed back after analysing those,” Mr. Mukherjee said.
SAI, during the meeting which was also attended by Joint Secretary of Union Sports Ministry, Rahul Bhatnagar, also cleared a 15-day special training camp in China, commencing from second week of October.