Parasports February 9, 2018
Sachin Tendulkar lends support to ongoing blind chess championship
Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar has expressed his support to the ongoing National Chess Championship for the visually challenged, organised by the All India Chess Federation for the Blind.
Sachin, who plays chess too, expressed his support on Twitter.
“Chess lovers, join me in wishing all the participants of the AICFB’s National Chess Championship for the Blind 2018. Best of Luck.” – Sachin Tendulkar
He also sent his wishes to AICFB President Charudatta Jadhav, who is a blind chess champion and winner of the National Award for the Best Disabled Employee of the Year.
Jadhav has been at the forefront of many events for the blind, including the current tournament at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai.
In response, Charudatta Jadhav thanked Sachin for his support.
“We have received good wishes from the God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar for our National A Chess Championship for the Visually Challenged. We are really grateful to him for his support!”
14 blind players from across the country are participating in the prestigious event and the final winner will be crowned India’s National Blind Chess Champion 2018.
The top players will form the Indian teams for the World Team Championships in July in Bulgaria and World Junior for the Blind to be held in Poland in August.
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