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Commonwealth Games: Kalmadi rejects technical review panel

delhi Updated: Oct 15, 2009 14:21 IST
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In a press conference organised by Chairman of 2010 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi, several important decisions were announced relating to Games. Kalmadi assured that all concerns raised by Commonwealth Games Federation chief Mike Fennell on October 12.

Kalmadi also rejected the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) executive board's decision to set-up a technical review panel to monitor preparations for the the Games.

Facing widespread criticism for lack of preparation for the Games that start exactly a year from now, Kalmadi told reporters that he took his decision to avoid multiplicity of authority.

"There is no need for a separate monitoring agency. If they want they can add some technical experts to the coordination commission which is already monitoring the Games' work," Kalmadi said.

Kalmadi also said CGF chief executive Mike Hooper should be called back as he is of little help to the organising committee.

"Hooper, in fact, is an impediment in the smooth functioning of the organising committee," said Kalmadi.