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Cricketer Ashwin buys team in Global Chess League
7/9/2024 10:23:49 PM
Agencies
NEW DELHI, July 9: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has become a co-owner of the American Gambits, a new team which will feature in the second edition of the Global Chess League, a joint venture between Tech Mahindra and the International Chess Federation.
The League on Monday unveiled the six franchises for the second edition to be played in London from October 3 to 12.
American Gambits, owned by prominent business leaders Prachura PP, Venkat K Narayana and Ashwin, will replace Chingari Gulf Titans.
"We're thrilled to introduce the American Gambits to the chess world. With a blend of strategic brilliance and unwavering determination, our team aims to redefine the game. As co-owner, I'm excited to witness their journey and contribute to their success," Ashwin was quoted as saying in a media release.
The five other franchise -- Alpine SG Pipers, PBG Alaskan Knights, Ganges Grandmasters, defending champions Triveni Continental Kings and Mumba Masters will return for a second season.
Sameer Pathak, CEO, Global Chess League, said, "We are thrilled to welcome the teams for the second season of the Global Chess League. We have found the right partners to strengthen the league's global reach and look forward to bringing an exciting season of chess to fans worldwide.
"The teams made season one a huge success and we believe that their impact and popularity will continue to expand in the world of chess."
The players will compete in a unique joint team format consisting of six players, including two top women chess players and a prodigy player per team.
Adding to the excitement and anticipation among fans, this innovative format will be aired on major OTT and broadcast platforms worldwide.
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