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Sachin Tendulkar expresses support to National Chess Championship for blind

Sachin Tendulkar has thrown his support for the National Chess Championship for the visually challenged and even thanked All India Chess Federation for the Blind president Charudatta Jadhav.

other sports Updated: Feb 08, 2018 21:28 IST
Sachin Tendulkar has expressed his support for tournaments like the National Chess Championship for the visually challenged.
Sachin Tendulkar has expressed his support for tournaments like the National Chess Championship for the visually challenged.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Batting great Sachin Tendulkar threw his weight behind the National Chess Championship for the visually challenged, organised by the All India Chess Federation for the Blind.

Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Charudatta Jadhav, a blind chess champion and winner of the National Award for the Best Disabled Employee of the Year. (Twitter)

The cricket icon tweeted his wishes to AICFB president Charudatta Jadhav, himself a blind chess champion and winner of the National Award for the Best Disabled Employee of the Year.

Jadhav has been been spearheading various events for the blind, including the blind chess tournament that got underway on February 3 and will end on February 11 at the Andheri Sports Complex.

The only corporate organisation supporting the event is Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and the Chess Base India which arranged for financial support from the entire chess community.

A total of 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 upcoming World Team Championships in July in Bulgaria and World Junior for the Blind to be held in Poland in August.