Indian contingent will be without Sania Mirza at the opening ceremony as it has been decided that the tennis star should be given rest before her mixed doubles match on Monday. Sania and Leander Paes are seeded second in the mixed doubles event and will open their campaign against Nykita Stacey Roheman and Alberton Richlieu of St Lucia.
16 countries hoist national flags
New Delhi: Kenya, Namibia, Papua New Guinea and Northern Ireland were among the 16 countries who hoisted their national flags at the Commonwealth Games Village here on Saturday. The flags were raised by National Cadet Corps volunteers.
Netball competition under the cloud
NEW DELHI: A top Commonwealth Games netball official complained Saturday that referees have been left without uniforms or money for food in a row threatening to derail the tournament. “We've threatened a whole lot of things and if we don't get them by midnight tomorrow the competition won't be starting on Monday," an official told AFP on the condition of anonymity.
Kiwi tennis player pulls out of Games
WELLINGTON: New Zealand tennis player Marcus Daniell has pulled out of the troubled Delhi Commonwealth Games with a back injury, local media reported on Saturday. Daniell's injury would leave doubles partner Rubin Statham to play only singles. Daniell is the third New Zealand athlete to pull out.