Chess Olympiad: Players received no support while preparing, says India captain
Chess grandmaster and India captain Vidit Gujrathi says the participating players are bearing their own training costs, which runs into several lakhs. The Indian team's matches begin today
Vidit Gujrathi, captain of the Indian team at the ongoing FIDE (The International Chess Federation) Online Olympiad 2020, has said the Indian government has been of little help in preparing for the world tournament. The Indian team, seeded seventh in the tournament, which began on 24 July and runs till 30 August, will be playing its first matches against Zimbabwe, Vietnam and Uzbekistan on Friday, 20 August.