FIDE World Junior Chess Championship: 5 Indian players miss out due to visa issues; coaches changed at last moment

Updated: Sep 19 2023 4:28PM

Chennai, Sep 18 (PTI) Ahead of the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship 2023, India has been handed multiple setbacks, with five of its players missing out due to visa issues.

The competition is set to take place in Mexico City between September 22 and October 2.

Just days before their scheduled departure, five of the players, funded by the Government of India, along with a couple of coaches, did not receive their visas on time, resulting in uncertainty.