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England denies CWG 2010 pullout

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London, Dec 30: England's Commonwealth Games officials insisted that they have received no security warnings to indicate the team must withdraw from the New Delhi event next year.

Earlier, an online media report had claimed that the formal pullout would be announced in the new year because safety there could not be guaranteed.

"That is definitely not the case. Our current and strong intention is to field a team for the games in Delhi next year," England General Team Manager Ann Hogbin said in a statement.

Britain's Foreign Office also told that it has "not advised any of the British teams not to participate in the Commonwealth Games."

The Telegraph claimed that Paul Stephenson, Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police, voiced "serious concerns" about security arrangements in New Delhi following a visit this month.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 12:24 [IST]
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