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Queen`s Baton for CWG received in Hyderabad

The Queen`s Baton for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) reached here this afternoon to a rousing reception.

Updated: Aug 14, 2010, 23:07 PM IST

Hyderabad: The Queen`s Baton for the 2010
Commonwealth Games (CWG) reached here this afternoon to a
rousing reception.

The Queen`s Baton received from Raipur was handed over to
the officials of Andhra Pradesh Olympic Association, AP Sports
Authority and state government at the Shamshabad International
airport.

"We are feeling proud and happy. We will make Queen`s
Baton Relay a grand success. We extend a grand welcome to the
baton team. Hyderabad city will celebrate the relay today and
tomorrow," an organiser told reporters.

The baton then proceeded towards Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara
Reddy (KVBR)Indoor Stadium in Yousufguda via the P V Narasimha
Rao Expressway in a convoy of vehicles.

The Queen`s Baton will be handed over to the first
bearer--World No 2 badminton player Saina Nehwal by Andhra
Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan, who will flag off the relay
at the KVBR Indoor Stadium.

The baton is scheduled to reach the People`s Plaza by
6 pm where the official ceremony will be held and ace shooter
Gagan Narang will be the last baton bearer, who will hand it
over to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah.

The Queen`s Baton will be kept for public display at
the KVBR Stadium and the team will leave for Visakhapatnam
tomorrow by 11.45 am.

PTI