Sports Ministry's order a distraction: Sealy

Coordination Committee happy with the level of preparations but say lot more needs to be done


Jasleen Kaur | May 5, 2010

The Commonwealth Games Federation’s Coordination Committee (CoCom) officials on Wednesday said that they never faced tenure limitation by their governments. 

CoCom Chairman Austin Sealy on standoff between the Indian government and the Indian Olympic Association on issue related to tenure of office bearers said, “It is definitely a distraction and we hope it does not continue.” He also said "take the note of number of years we have been in office". He added, "I have been with CGF as Treasurer since 1986. CGF President Mike Fennell has been Jamaican Olympic Association President for more than 30 years."

While addressing a press conference after CoCom's four-day visit here, to  evaluate preparations for the games Sealey said, “The progress we have noticed since December 2009 is remarkable but lot of work still needs to be done. And we appreciate the work done by the Indian government.

The Out of the 70 critical issues identified by the commission in December last year, it has now been reduced to 38 which include the delay in the delivery of work at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Talkatora Indoor Stadium and at the Games Village

The commission is satisfied with the security arrangements made for games. 

Earlier in the day, Suresh Kalmadi, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Commonwealth Games met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. Kalmadi said that he has assured him that it will be the greatest games ever.

The Games here are just 150 days away and this was the final visit of the Commission before the games.





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