The Indian Olympic Association on Monday said they were confident of staging a safe and smooth Commonwealth Games next year and the shifting of the IPL to a foreign venue would not reflect poorly on the hosting of the prestigious event in the capital city.
IOA General Secretary Randhir Singh said IPL's security issue arose because its dates clashed with the Lok Sabha elections in the country but there is nothing scheduled for 2010 when the Games are slated to be held.
Randhir said the IOA has in place "the highest-level of security plans".
"Indian Olympic Association is confident on security arrangements for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Security plans of the highest levels are in place to deliver a smooth and safe Games and Delhi Police is working closely with central intelligence agencies to ensure the same," he told PTI.
He, however, did not elaborate on the security plan.
Randhir, who is also a member of the International Olympic Committee, rebuffed the recent comments of Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) in which it attempted to draw attention of the sports world towards security issue during the Games in Delhi.