Commonwealth Games organisers in trouble as scandal widens

03.08.2010

By Play the Game
The trouble keeps on brewing for the Organising Committee of the New Delhi Commonwealth Games as it is urged to fire two senior officials amid a developing corruption scandal just two months before the opening of the Games.

In a letter to OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi, Sports Secretary Sindhushree Khullar asked Kalmadi to take action after the names of two high-ranking organising committee members figured in the investigations into "alleged irregularities".

"Matters such as the UK payments and alleged customs inquiry against Darbari raise questions of probity and integrity," Khullar wrote in the letter on Sunday. “I would strongly advise you that the two officers should be immediately relieved of all their duties."

The organisers have been under pressure for more than a year since it became apparent that delays in construction meant none of the games venues would be finished before deadline.

SOURCE: Times Live

Comment

* required field

*
*
*
What is three plus seven?
*

Guidelines for posting
Play the Game promotes an open debate on sport and sports politics and we strongly encourage everyone to participate in the discussions on playthegame.org. But please follow these simple guidelines when you write a post:

  1. Please be respectful - even if you disagree strongly with certain viewpoints. Slanderous or profane remarks will not be posted.
  2. Please keep to the subject. Spam or solicitations of any kind will not be posted.

Accept cookies

By continuing to use this site you consent to the use of cookies on your device as described in our cookie policy unless you have disabled them.