FIDE President For “Zone” Status For India
By Arvind Aaron
Published on Aug 26th 2010

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said India qualified for the “separate zone” status and would make this happen in the next FIDE General Body Meeting.The FIDE President was in Chennai on his first visit to the city and had an interactive session with the chess fraternity which included leading players, officials, arbiters, trainers and the press at the Raj Park in Alwarpet in the heart of the city.

Earlier, D.V. Sundar, Honorary Secretary of AICF, welcomed the guests and pleged India’s support to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in the upcoming FIDE elections and handed over a letter of support on behalf of All India Chess Federation.Sundar said the support of India and its neighbours, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka will make Kirsan Ilyumzhinov win again. He introduced Ali of the Maldives Chess Federation who backed India’s support and plegded support for Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

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