South African boxer Siphiwe Lusizi on Tuesday admitted that they were completely rattled after a snake was found in one of the rooms of the Village and said the incident had put their participation in the Commonwealth Games in jeopardy.
On Sunday, South African High Commissioner Harris Mbulelo Mejeke had claimed that a snake was found in a room in the residential towers, earmarked for their athletes and Lusizi said it was only after being pacified by the team officials that they were able to relax.
"When the snake incident happened. Everyone in the team was scared and wanted to go back home and there were doubts over our participation. But the team official and coaches told us to relax. They convinced us that nothing will happen and we were at ease after that," he told PTI.
However, Lusizi, who is participating in the welterweight (69kg) category, said after he arrvived at the village all his doubts were cleared as facilities in New Delhi were top-class.
"After arrival what we have experienced is that it is very good facilities here. Food, dining, lodging and training facilities, everything are top class," he said.