Aussies give CWG security emphatic thumbs-up

Reacting to British media reports, claiming England are pulling out of the event fearing terror strikes, Australian Commonwealth Games Association CEO Perry Crosswhite said their security advisers have not issued any such warning.

“I was in Delhi two weeks ago and the security arrangements were well-organised and also had improved since we had seen them previously,” said Crosswhite.

“Also Australian government and our security advisers are certainly not recommending similar action for ourselves. In the past I’ve seen similar stories which have proved to be groundless and I would be looking to speak to the English Commonwealth Games Association before I would really want to say anything more,” he was quoted as saying by ‘Sydney Morning Herald’.

On being asked about the security arrangements in Delhi, Crosswhite said that during his recent trip as a member of the CGF Coordination Commission, he was pleased with the progress on security arrangements.

“We had a full presentation from the Delhi security officials and authorities and all of us were pleased with the progress and we certainly had no other information that suggested there was any security threats,” he said.

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