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No proper legacy plan, says Maken

india Updated: Oct 01, 2011 23:53 IST
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The legacy of the Delhi CWG has been repeatedly questioned by one and all. A year later, it drew flak again. On Saturday, the legacy came under a scathing attack from sports minister, Ajay Maken, who said that people associated with the mega event lacked the foresight for proper utilisation of infrastructure.

"When the renovation of various stadia in the Capital took place, a blueprint for proper utilization of infrastructure after the Games should have been prepared. But it was ignored," said Maken.

While announcing the initiative to set up the National Institute of Sports Science and Medicine at the Nehru Stadium, the minister said, "Even under the 'come and play scheme', budding players are facing problems as there is no proper provision for drinking water and toilets." Interestingly, most of the stadiums have been renovated and are being maintained by the Sports Authority of India.

The minister lauded the country's sportspersons for bringing a bagful of medals in the Games, but expressed concern over cases of corruptions that have rocked the country in the last year. "Corruption has shamed us," he said.