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Australian squash stars happy with Squash venue

other Updated: Oct 10, 2010 16:19 IST

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Australian racqueters have given the Commonwealth Games Squash venue at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi a thumbs-up.

"The venue here is amazing. It's a state-of-the-art complex with 12 squash courts. We are enjoying the atmosphere," Australian number two Cameron Pilley said.

The Australian team had a three-day training camp in Dubai before flying into Delhi late on Friday.

Melbourne's Melody Francis said she was pleasantly surprised by the athletes' village and the venue.

"The village is huge — we have a great view of a temple outside the village which is lit up beautifully at night. The squash arena is also good and we are hoping for some great contests ahead," she said.

Australian number one David Palmer was also upbeat. "First impression (venue) is very good," he said. "Since we arrived everything went very smoothly. Overall everything is good."

Yamba's Donna Urquhart said the players were being well looked after. "The atmosphere is great and everyone is friendly and helpful," Urquhart said.

"The accommodation is okay and same with the food. The squash stadium is fantastic, especially the glass court arena; can't wait to play on it."