44th Chess Olympiad live: India slams Pak for ‘politicising’ event

44th Chess Olympiad 2022 Chennai LIVE Updates: Prime minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 44th Chess Olympiad in Tamil Nadu on Thursday, with the marquee event being hosted by India for the first time. The sporting event will be held in the nearby Mamallapuram. The tournament will feature three Indian teams each in the Open and women’s events. Meanwhile, India criticised Pakistan for pulling out of event and said it is “highly unfortunate” that Islamabad has “politicised” the prestigious international event.