Sporting Digest: Table Tennis

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THE English Open Championships in January could be cancelled after a row over bat glue. Alan Ransome, chairman of the English Table Tennis Association, is to appeal to the ETTA's National Council following the Council's decision to ban the use of all liquid glue to attach rubber bat facings, because of health risks and the danger of inhaling poisonous fumes. If the English body continues its ban then no foreign teams, who abide by different international federation rulings on the subject, will enter the English Open.

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