Chennai carrom players set Guinness record

Chennai: Chennai-based Carrom players Aswin Soundararajan and P Mohanakrishnan set a Guinness World Record by playing for 56 hours 1 minute , breaking the previous Guinness record made by Husna Sameera and Alllada Pawan from Andhra Pradesh who made it at 34 hours, 45 minutes , 56 seconds.

A press release said, the event was inaugurated by P B Sekaran, Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, V Nandakumar, Additional Commissioner of Income Tax and Gokulam Gopalan, president of Malayalee Club, and the game was played from 26 to 28 February.

The carrom game was officially recorded and observed in the presence of V Nandakumar and J H MARTIN , General Secretary, Tamilnadu Carrom Associations as witness, a team of four National umpires and three international referees.

There were 816 boards, 107 sets, 81 games and one white slam made by P Mohana Krishnan.

The players paid a sum of Rs ten lakh towards achieving this Guinness record despite their economical status, the release said.

 

NT Bureau