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Sania not to be part of CWG opening ceremony

Indian contingent will be without Sania Mirza at Sunday's opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games as it was decided today that the tennis star should be given some rest before her mixed doubles match on Monday.

delhi Updated: Oct 02, 2010 19:45 IST

Indian contingent will be without Sania Mirza at Sunday's opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games as it was decided on Saturday that the tennis star should be given some rest before her mixed doubles match on Monday.

Sania and Leander Paes are seeded second in the mixed doubles event and will open their campaign against Nykita Stacey Roheman and Alberton Richlieu of St Lucia.

"It's a collective decision. She is competing in three events and it was discussed among the players, coaches and doctors and decided that she should be given rest.

"It will be a taxing week for her, so better she takes suitable rest," Jaideep Mukherjea, Chairman of the India's tennis preparations programme for CWG, told PTI.

The decision is being intimated to Indian chef-de-mission, Mukherjea said.

Apart from singles, Sania is also competing in women's doubles with Rushmi Chakravarthy.