Four time world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand will be among the few sportpersons who will welcome the Queen's Baton Relay for the XIX Commonwealth Games when it reaches Chennai on Friday.
Besides Anand, tennis legend Ramesh Krishnan, former Asian Games 800m gold medalist Shiny Wilson, squash ace Joshna Chinappa and former Indian hockey captain Md. Riaz will also participate.
Also to be seen with the baton will be hockey player Vijay Philips and Arjuna Awardee G Sreedharan. Former swimmers Sebastian Xavier and Wilson Cherian will also be there.