CWG would be held as per schedule, says Pak High Commissioner to India

August 7th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Aug 7 (ANI): Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik has expressed hope that the 2010 Commonwealth Games would be held as per schedule.

On the sidelines of an event here on Friday, Malik said: “Well, I hope the Commonwealth Games, you know progresses well, and, we would be looking forward to participating in the Games, as we do in all international events.”

He, however, refused to comment on the certain controversies surrounding the preparations for this mega event to be held in October.

“It is not for me to comment on that. I can only say that our athletes, our players, our sportsmen are looking forward to participate,” Malik added.

With just over 55 days to go before the opening ceremony, the final preparations for the 2010 Games have been tarnished by construction problems and claims of financial impropriety.

The Central Vigilance Commission has found financial irregularities in several Commonwealth Games related works being carried out by civic and construction agencies.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi is being touted as the biggest international sporting event to be hosted by India since the 1982 Delhi Asian Games. (ANI)

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