Nehwal, Bindra among six CWG brand ambassadors

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2010, 17:20 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee on Tuesday announced the names of six brand ambassadors for the 2010 Delhi Games to be held later this year in October.

Badminton sensation Saina Nehwal, Olympic Bronze medalist and wrestler Sushil Kumar, lone Indian Olympic gold medal winner Abhinav Bindra, ace shooter Samresh Jung, Olympic bronze medalist pugilist Vijender Kumar and the women boxer MC Mary Kom have been named as the brand ambassadors of the October 3-14 event.

Earlier, Archery Association of India President V K Malhotra had proposed the name of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, who was also the face of Asian Games in 1982, as the brand ambassador but the Organising Committee rejected the proposal.

In fact, Suresh Kalmadi, Chairman of CWG 2010 Organising Committee, made it clear that face of the Delhi Games would not be an actor but a sportsperson.

“Brand Ambassador for the Games will be a young sports personality,” Kalmadi had said in a press conference last month.