Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Yemen fires Chess Board and players after meetings with Israelis

Source: Saba

Minister of Youth and Sports Hamoud Ubad sacked on Tuesday the board of directors of the Yemeni Chess Union and all chess players who met with Israelis during their participation in the chess championship currently held in Belarus.

Meeting Israelis was personal act and not in line with Yemen's official plans rejecting any kind of normalization with Israel, Ubad said.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports will hold accountable who acted like that because all Yemenis at the championship were notified if one's lots brought them to play with an Israeli they would withdraw, said Ubad, as he noted the team has already withdrawn from the championship and is expected home soon.

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