Kalmadi`s outburst `unfortunate and inappropriate`: Hooper
New Delhi: Facing severe criticism from the
2010 Commonwealth Games organisers, Mike Hooper, the CEO of
the mega event, today described as "unfortunate and
inappropriate" the comments made against him by CWG Organising
Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi.
Kalmadi today demanded Hooper`s immediate removal from
the post by the Commonwealth Games Federation, saying that the
New Zealander was of "no use" to the OC.
Hooper said he was disappointed that Kalmadi had launched
a personal attack on him.
"I am very disappointed to hear the comments by Kalmadi
today. It`s his view. I view my role here has been independent
in the last two years. It seems I was in position of seriously
addressing the real issues. Launching a personal attack was
most unfortunate. To me it`s unfortunate and totally
inappropriate," Hooper said.
Earlier in the day, a fuming Kalmadi said Hooper had been
an impediment to the functioning of the Commonwealth Games
"Mike Hooper has not been beneficial to us. He was of no
use and has been an impediment to the functioning despite
spending two years here. So we have asked the CGF to replace
him immediately and in his place send somebody who can be
useful to us," Kalmadi said.
The organisers not only demanded Hooper`s axing but also
rejected the CGF Chief Michael Fennel`s proposal of setting up
an independent panel of experts to oversee the preparations of
Fennel has been critical of the India`s tardy
preparations and had warned of "partial failure" if the pace
the infrastructure construction was not speeded up.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Watch - IIT-Kharagpur develops superpower drone 'BHIM' that could aid soldiers in war zones
- Is Pakistan terrified of Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh CM?
- Ayodhya dispute: SC asks parties to solve matter amicably, offers mediation
- Should Ram Mandir issue be resolved through mutual understanding?
- Jharkhand: Congress leader, 3 others killed in shootout in Dhanbad
- Sunil Grover responds to Kapil Sharma’s ‘sorry’ tweet, says ‘don’t act like a God’
- This fiery speech by Yogi Adityanath in Parliament on communal riots is setting internet on fire - MUST WATCH
- Kapil Sharma fight on flight row: Did Sunil Grover, Ali Asgar and Chandan Prabhakar skip shoot?
- Mohammad Kaif welcomes Yogi Adityanath's appointment as new Uttar Pradesh chief minister
- Team Yogi Adityanath: List of Yogi's ministers with their portfolios - Check who got what