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Old Posted Sep 16, 2009, 4:00 PM
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2010 Commonwealth Games on track, says Kalmadi

New Delhi: Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Wednesday claimed that India will be able to organise a successful Games in 2010.

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Kalmadi, who is also the Chairman of Indian Olympic Committee (IOA), said that Union and Delhi Governments have backed the Commonwealth Organising Committee and even the Opposition parties were behind the government.

"Sports Minister MS Gill, Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Diskshit are working as a team to deliver a great Game," said Kalmadi.

"We have hired many international experts to ensure there are no slip-ups," he said and added that the Games would be organised very well and work was progressing at a good pace.

Kalmadi also brushed aside Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell's criticism on New Delhi's ability to successfully hold the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The IOA chief said that Fennell's doubts would be cleared when he came to India in October.

Fennell had on Sunday criticised New Delhi's preparation for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Following Fennell's harsh criticism and the uproar over preparation Union Sports Minister MS Gill on Tuesday summoned Kalmadi to take stock of the situation.

Kalmadi along with IOA Secretary General Randhir Singh met Gill. Gill also met Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday to discuss the preparation of the Games.
Source : IBNLive
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