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Japanese players will be barred from competing in the Chinese Table Tennis Super League, possibly until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a source at the Japan Table Tennis Association said Thursday.

The CTTSL has decided on a policy of no foreign paddlers, according to the source, who said that women’s world No. 6 and current Asian champion Miu Hirano was recently notified of the move by the Chinese club that she was scheduled to play for.

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