Country’s top players and a number of foreign stars will battle it out over the next three weeks for the top honours in a Rs 2 crore prize money tournament with title winner assured of Rs 75 lakh.
In the opening match, Sathiyan-led Delhi will go all out to begin their title defence when they take on Puneri Paltan that boast of the recently-concluded Commonwealth TT gold medalists Harmeet Desai and Ayhika Mukherjee.
In the shorter format this year, each team will play five ties — compared to seven last year — with a match decided over three games. If the scores are tied at 10-all, a golden point shall decide the winner. The order of the play will be women’s singles, men’s singles, mixed doubles, men’s singles and women’s singles.
Also for the first time, the UTT will adopt the city-based league culture, with all six teams from different cities. The league will be played on a round-robin cum knockout format, with the semis on August 9 and 10 and the final on August 11.