Matches (21)
ZIM v IND (1)
TNPL (2)
LPL (1)
Legends WC (3)
T20 Blast (9)
ENG v NZ (W) (1)
MLC (2)
ENG v WI (1)
RHF Trophy (1)
The Buzz

Ashwin makes his next move

The India offspinner will be one of the co-owners of American Gambits in the Global Chess League

R Ashwin speaks to the media ahead of his 100th Test, Dharamsala, March 5, 2024

R Ashwin has been a long-time chess enthusiast  •  AFP via Getty Images

Ace spinner, trusted match winner, and now, chess team owner. India's R Ashwin added a new feather to his cap on Monday, announcing his entry into the Global Chess League in London, as the owner of the newly formed American Gambits.
The league, a joint venture between Tech Mahindra and FIDE, unveiled the six franchises for the second season, to be held from October 3 to 12. Ashwin, a prominent chess fan, will co-own the Gambits team alongside business leaders Prachura PP and Venkat Narayana.
The other franchises competing in the second season include Alpine SG Pipers, Ganges Grandmasters, Mumba Masters, PBG Alaskan Knights, and the inaugural season champions Triveni Continental Kings.
The players will compete in a joint team format consisting of six players, including two top women chess players and a prodigy player per team.
"With a blend of strategic brilliance and unwavering determination, our team aims to redefine the game," Ashwin said. "As co-owner, I'm excited to witness their journey and contribute to their success."