Anthresh Lalit Lakra’s chances to represent the country in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games at Delhi was bleak due to the ligament injury he suffered at the conditioning camp at Patiala few months ago.
The Queen`s Baton Relay, one of the greatest traditions of the Commonwealth Games, symbolising the gathering of people from across the commonwealth at a four yearly festival of sports and culture, will arrive Kochi on August 29.
The Group of Minister overseeing the preparations for the Commonwealth Games met today to discuss the opening and closing ceremonies and installation of the much-delayed overlays at the event`s venues.
Some of the top PSUs may have
pulled out of the CWG in the wake of corruption
allegations, but OC Chairman Suresh Kalmadi
is unperturbed, saying he is confident of making up the
deficit through the private sector.
Payment row which prompted tennis players to issue a CWG boycott threat is expected to take another fortnight to resolve as Sports Ministry sought details of expenses from All India Tennis Association to release money.
Double European gold medallist Mo Farah along with defending champions Phillips Idowu, Lisa Dobriskey and Christine Ohuruogu highlight a 100-strong England athletics team for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
The Commonwealth Games faced another controversy
with reports claiming that original bid documents of the
Delhi event were allegedly tampered with to help Suresh
Kalmadi become chairman of the Organising Committee (OC).