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Kalmadi meets Fennell, will meet again on Thursday

Ahead of their much-anticipated meeting to sort out the vexed issues, 2010 Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi today had an informal chat with Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Michael Fennell with both the sides showing willingness to resolve the disputes.

world Updated: Oct 28, 2009 22:09 IST

Ahead of their much-anticipated meeting to sort out the vexed issues, 2010 Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi today had an informal chat with Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Michael Fennell with both the sides showing willingness to resolve the disputes.

Kalmadi and Fennell met on the eve of the Queen's Baton Relay even though the "formal" meeting between the duo is likely to take place tomorrow after the Relay is launched by Queen Elizabeth II.

Asked if the CGF and OC had resolved issues that had them at the loggerheads, Fennell said, "We always have issues to resolve but we are talking."

CGF and OC have been waging a public battle over Delhi's preparation for the 2010 Games with the organisers drawing flak for lagging behind schedule.

Fennell, who was in Delhi earlier this month for CGF General Assembly, had flayed the OC for lagging behind schedule and had announced that an independent Technical Review Panel would be set up to monitor Delhi's progress.

The OC, however, was not happy with the proposal and Kalmadi bluntly shot down the idea, saying there was no need for another monitoring panel since the CGF Coordination Commission was already there to periodically assess the progress.