All India Chess Federation (AICF) has joined hands with one of Asia’s leading chemical holding company Indorama as co-sponsor of the Indian team for the upcoming 44th Chess Olympiad, scheduled in Chennai from July 28 to August 10.
“We are delighted to welcome Indorama as Indian team’s co-sponsor. Hosting the Chess Olympiad is a dream come true moment for us and getting support from the sponsors will help us make it a memorable event. It’s great to see chess getting corporate support which will encourage and bolster the growth of the sport in India,” said AICF Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan.
With social responsibility, service and safety being the integral part of its purpose, Singapore-based Indorama Corporation was established in 1975 and currently employs over 19,000 people across the world. The company intends to associate with Indian chess in various ways and contribute to the development of chess in the country.
“We, at Indorama, are super excited to be part of the journey of the Indian teams for the Chess Olympiad as co-sponsors. We believe this is a first step towards building a long and fruitful relationship,” said Aarti Lohia of Indorama.
Recently, AICF announced a 20-member Indian squad to take part in the prestigious event, which is scheduled to take place in India for the first time ever. India will field two teams each in open and women’s section. The players are currently training in the first coaching camp in Chennai under mentor Viswanathan Anand and coach Boris Gelfand.