The City Beautiful is all set to host India’s first of its kind Sports Literature Festival, Play Write 2018 which will be held on March 17-18, 2018 at The Lalit Hotel, Chandigarh and will also include a gala awards night.
Play Write 2018 will bring together sports personalities who have either written books or have been the subject of one or more books themselves. The event proposes to rope in well-known personalities from the playing fields of cricket, football, tennis, hockey, badminton, golf, kabaddi, squash, shooting, wrestling and athletics to name a few.
A glittering array of sports personalities including PT Usha, Jeev Milkha Singh, Kapil Dev, Ric Charlesworth, Mahesh Bhupati, Pankaj Advani, Yuvraj Singh and Bhaichung Bhutia, among others have been invited to speak at Play Write 2018.
Similar festivals have been held only at London and Melbourne till now. Chandigarh is the ideal venue for Play Write 2018 as it is the city where the world cup cricket semi finals have been held twice (PCA Mohali) and the Davis Cup Tennis Semi finals have also been held (at CLTA). A number of sportspersons of international acclaim hail from Chandigarh and the region. These include Milkha Singh, Kapil Dev, Abhinav Bindra, Sardara Singh, Sakshi Malik, Yuvraj Singh and Harmanpreet Kaur