Arab Players Asked to Explain Boycott

(AFP/FOX Sports)- Players from Yemen and Saudi Arabia will be questioned by the table tennis world championship's disciplinary committee after refusing to play against an Israeli competitor. On Monday, Yemeni Hani Al-Hammadi elected not to compete against Gay Elensky, 19, who has lived in France for five years. On Tuesday, Nabeel Al-Magahwi of Saudi Arabia did not play a scheduled game with Elensky. Before entering the championships, each team chief signs a declaration that their players will be ready to take on anyone.

2003-05-23 00:00:00

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