Aussie netball coach tells team to be ready for worst in CWG

Australia`s netball coach Norma Plummer has told her players to be prepared for the "worst" when they travel to India for the controversy-hit Commonwealth Games this October.

Last Updated: Aug 06, 2010, 13:10 PM IST

Melbourne: Australia`s netball coach Norma
Plummer has told her players to be prepared for the "worst"
when they travel to India for the controversy-hit Commonwealth
Games this October.

Plummer feels it is important that players don`t go to
Delhi with too many expectations as any hiccup would then be
enough for their preparations to go off-track.

"I think you go into the Commonwealth Games not expecting
to get a jewel in the crown," Plummer was quoted as saying.

The October 3 to 14 Delhi Games, marred by delays in
infrastructure construction, are now plagued by allegations of
widescale corruption, which have resulted in suspension of
three top Organising Committee officials so far.

Plummer said she doesn`t expect the Games to be smooth
and was preparing her team accordingly.

"I think you go in expecting some hiccups. You go in
expecting the worst and if it comes out great that`s
fantastic," she said.

Australia have been drawn in a pool comprising Samoa,
India, Jamaica, Malawi and Trinidad and Tobago in their
preliminary round matches.

Reigning Commonwealth Games champions New Zealand are
drawn with England, Papua New Guinea, the Cook Islands, South
Africa and Barbados.

PTI

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