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CWG chief expresses concerns over Games village preparation

September 21, 2010 09:04 IST

Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennell has expressed concerns over the Games Village preparation, saying that the condition of the residential zone there has "shocked" many contingents.

"The condition of the residential zone has shocked the majority," Fennell wrote in a letter to Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrashekar.

With just 12 days to go for the sporting extravaganza, the Federation chief has expressed doubts over the state of the Games village which he said has been "seriously compromised".

"The Village is the cornerstone of any Games and the athletes deserve the best possible environment to prepare for their competition."

Fennel's comments came after New Zealand, Canada, Scotland and Ireland have objected strongly to the condition of the accommodation given to them in the Village.

The contingent had said that the living conditions "unlivable" and had asked the Games organising committee to put their officials and athletes in hotels if they could not set apartments right.

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