Indian Group Withdraws From Global Cadet Chess Championship In Egypt Over Israel-Gaza Battle newsfragment


The Indian workforce has pulled out of the Global Cadet Chess Championship scheduled to be held at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt from October 14 to 23 in view of the status in Gaza and holding in thoughts the security of the individuals. As many as 39 avid gamers from the rustic have been intended to participate within the event which integrated occasions within the under-12, 10 and eight divisions.

“Considering the ongoing situation at Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas and the age of participants, after due deliberations, it was decided to withdraw the participation of the Indian team in the World Cadet Chess Championship-2023,” All Bharat Chess Federation (AICF) mentioned in a press reduce.

In line with AICF resources, some 80 family, together with avid gamers, coaches and the ones accompanying the avid gamers, have been to move to Sharm el Sheikh for the event.

“The All India Chess Federation took this decision considering all the aspects of safety and security of young players as Egypt shares the border with Gaza as well as Israel,” the reduce mentioned.

“Sharm el Sheikh, the host city for the championship is less than 400 KM from the Israel border and the conflict can significantly impact commercial airlines in the Middle East on short notice.

“The Federation took this dry resolution in keeping with pressure majeure and unexpected eventualities as we give paramount significance to the security of our avid gamers even supposing our avid gamers installed virtually one while coaching to take part on this notable tournament.” Meanwhile, an AICF official said the Indian federation has requested the world chess body (FIDE) to postpone the tournament keeping in mind the situation in Gaza.

The official also said that the decision was taken as the safety of the children had to be taken into account and there was uncertainty over flight operations owing to the situation in Gaza.

Israel has launched an unprecedented offensive against the Islamic militant group Hamas ruling Gaza after its fighters broke through the border fence and stormed into the country’s south through air, land and sea on October 7.

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