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Home-grown or foreign players? STTA clashes with SNOC #Singapore

Home-grown or foreign players? STTA clashes with SNOC #Singapore

Isabelle Li at last year's Youth Olympic Games. SNOC and STTA are now at odds as to whether or not to send … Singapore's two governing bodies that decide on the lineup of table tennis players for the November Southeast Asian games are currently in disagreement. What it boils down to: home-grown talent versus foreign talent. Should we send our nation's top three players (world number 5 Feng Tianwei , world number 10 Wang Yuegu and Li Jiawei , ranked 23rd) or give the likes of 16-year-old Isabelle Li and 20-year-old Zena Sim the chance to represent Singapore, in a move to nurture local talent? The Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) has set its sights on the latter. The association has withdrawn its nominations for the three Chinese paddlers for the November games in Palembang, Indonesia, and chosen nine other players including locals Li, Sim and Chinese-born players S...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/home-grown-...

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