Further delays in stadium "distressing": Michael Fennell

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New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): Michael Fennell, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation has expressed "great disappointment" over preparations for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and said that further delays in venue construction and stadium delivery was "distressing".

Talking to reporters here on Saturday, Fennell said: "On the issue of venue construction, I have to express great disappointment at the Co-Con (Coordination Commission) report at the delayed delivery of some of the venues and in particular the Nehru Stadium and the swimming complex that are far behind. We have continuously received assurances on the delivery timeline of these projects and to know here that there are further delays is distressing."

On the issue of security, Fennell said: " I have viewed security matter and we are satisfied that all that could be asked is being done for the security and we have assured our members and through them their athletes that the best security arrangements possible will be put in place."

The Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi will be India's first major international sports event after the 1982 Asian Games.

New Delhi hosted the inaugural Asian Games in 1951 and again in 1982.

Delhi bagged the Commonwealth Games after beating the Canadian city Hamilton in the bid for rights to host the games.

The Games to be held between October 3 and 14 next year. (ANI)

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