CWG 2014: Indian athletes yet to get full quota of daily allowance

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 30, 2014 02:55 IST

A large number of Indian athletes are yet to get their full quota of daily allowance a week into the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Most of the 215-strong Indian contingent have spent more than 10 days without the full allowance which has been increased to $50 (Rs 3000 approx.) from $25 (Rs 1500 approx.).

The squash squad, including Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal, have not been paid their dues at all while the TT players received half of the allowance on Monday night. "We have not got anything so far but we are told we should be getting the money soon," Ghosal told PTI.

Soumyajit Ghosh, part of the men's table tennis side, said he received his 10-day allowance as per $25 and not the increased amount. "We have got it for 10 days just yesterday (Monday). Don't know much about the rest of the amount. Hopefully, we will get that later," said Ghosh.

"The allowance was doubled from $25 to $50 on Friday after we got approval from the finance ministry. However, the Indian Olympic Association has not yet opened account there (in Glasgow) so all the money could not be transferred," sports secretary Ajit Sharan said on the delay.

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