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In a fresh bid, British High Commissioner Richard Stagg hit out at the CWG organisers for delay in the payment of Rs 96 crore to broadcasters SIS Live.
"SIS Live fulfilled its contractual obligations, against which all payments should have been made by now. The company is owed Rs 96 crore. It is not right that the company should be penalised in this way. We look forward to early resolution of this matter," asserted Stagg during a press conference.
"SIS Live's coverage of the Delhi Commonwealth Games was widely praised as first-class. The quality of the production captured the very essence of the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies and the Games themselves. It provided great enjoyment for Indian and international audiences alike," the Statesman claimed.
However, the spokesperson of Prasar Bharati, who made the CWG contract with SIS Live, stated that they are likely to wait for the result of the Shunglu committee's probe into the Games to be completed before taking a decision on the issue.
Mr Shunglu was appointed by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to probe the allegations of corruption in the Games which was held in New Delhi in Oct 2010.
(With inputs from PTI)