Placing an finish to inner combating, the All-India Chess Federation and the breakaway Chess Affiliation of India on Saturday introduced that they’ve merged into one single entity to manage the game within the nation.
AICF president Sanjay Kapoor mentioned that the warring factions, not solely on the nationwide degree but in addition in varied states, have now come collectively below the umbrella of the federation.
“I’ve personally had a number of rounds of talks with all of the stakeholders and have introduced all people on the identical platform for the event of chess and all of the chess gamers within the nation,” Kapoor was quoted as saying in a press launch.
“Like different federations, we too are struggling to organise our annual occasions and championships as a result of Covid pandemic and couldn’t afford to let our inner variations derail the game much more,” he added.
AICF secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan mentioned, “As soon as we shaped the brand new physique, one in every of our first targets was to deal with all of the considerations of each member and convey all people collectively for the sake of the game.”
Other than the wrangling on the nationwide degree, chess has suffered an ideal deal in Uttar Pradesh too, with two completely different our bodies — UP Chess Affiliation and UP Chess Sports activities Affiliation — at loggerheads within the state.
“This has been a long-running feud and as I personally am from Kanpur, I believed it was my obligation to resolve this drawback on a precedence. In the present day, I’m blissful to announce that each the teams are right here,” Kapoor mentioned.
UP Chess Affiliation president P C Chaturvedi (IAS Retd), Sr Vice President of Chess Affiliation of India S L Harsh, and Secretary Normal of Chess Affiliation of India and Secretary, UP Chess Affiliation SK Tewari have been all current on the press convention.