Crosswhite questions CWG security

 
Australia, a major sporting nation whose athletes will be among the top draws at the Delhi Games, had recently pulled out of a Davis Cup tie in Chennai and Crosswhite said athletes would have to decide for themselves whether they want to participate in the multi-discipline event.

“We have said to all the sports that the decision on whether athletes go or not is their decision,” Crosswhite said.

“If some of them think it’s not secure enough, they’re going to make that decision. We can’t guarantee anyone’s safety. All we can say is we’ve checked it out and we think it’s as safe and secure as it can be,” he said.

Crosswhite’s reluctance to give a security assurance to the athletes comes barely three weeks after Commonwealth Games Federation chief Mike Fennell had made scathing remarks against the organisers for their tardy preparation.

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