Aussie CWG chief not sure of security in New Delhi

Posted By: Staff

Sydney, Oct 1: While Indian authorities have persistantly assured security to the international teams and their delegates at the Commonwealth Games, Australia's Commonwealth Games chief has said that he can not vouch for the safety of his country's athletes at the 2010 event in New Delhi.

The 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks which claimed up to 200 lives mostly that of foreigners permanently damaged India's reputation as a safe country.

This comes after the England team pulled out of the world badminton championships in Hyderabad in Aug 2009 and the Australian team withdrew from the Davis Cup scheduled to happen in Chennai in May 2009.

However, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) has not given any information on withdrawing from the 2010 event which is going to be hosted in India's capital.

After Commonwealth Games Federation chief Michael Fennell expressed concern over the way India was preparing for the games, the CWG organising committee pulled up its socks and started working towards the even more vigorously.

On Sep 23, India's minister of state for home, Ajay Maken assured that the country was addressing the world's fears over security and that the security arrangements have been designed in such a way there was no way a terror attack could affect the event.

OneIndia News

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Story first published: Thursday, October 1, 2009, 16:57 [IST]
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