ommendation made by an official at the Indian high
commission in London. He showed reporters an e-mail purportedly sent by the high commission official.
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna confronted
Kalmadi with the original e-mail and revealed that
the mails had been tampered with.
Is Delhi ready to host the Commonwealth Games?
The Organizing Committee and the Delhi government repeatedly assure the Indian public that the city
will be ready to host the Games. Experts and commentators agree with the Organizing Committee, saying Delhi will be ready at 'the last minute’ while raising concerns of sub-standard quality and player safety.
Since almost all projects have overshot their deadlines,
work is on at a breakneck speed.
Recently, a diver from West Bengal was injured at the
newly inaugurated Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming
Complex during the National Federation Cup, a test event
for the Games. Prior to this, a part of the roof covering the
weightlifting auditorium at the remodeled Jawaharlal
Nehru Stadium complex collapsed during its inauguration.
Some stadiums also saw water-logging after a day’s rain in
If Delhi is not ready, who is to be blamed?
If Delhi is not ready for the Games or witnesses an accident during the Games, the state’s government, the
Organizing Committee and many government agencies
will have to share the blame. Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh’s name will feature in this list as the Comptroller and
Auditor General of India had warned him in November
2009 that the progress of the Games was ‘not going in the
The state’s government will be blamed for not monitoring
the Games well, while agencies like the Municipal
Corporation of Delhi and the Central Public Works
Department will be named for using sub-standard material or project delays.
Explained: The Commonwealth Games mess
From under-prepared venues to corrupt officials to inflated orders for toilet paper, everything seems to be going wrong in the run-up to the
2010 Commonwealth Games to be hosted by New
Sehwag, Ojha star for India
Virender Sehwag’s century enabled India to take a slender lead against Sri Lanka in the third Test in Colombo August 5. V V S Laxman and Suresh Raina scored half-centuries as India scored 436 in reply to Sri Lanka’s 425 in the first innings
PHOTOGRAPHS: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/REUTERS
India's Pragyan Ojha took seven wickets in the match, including three in the second innings as India bowled out
Sri Lanka for 267. Chasing 257 to win the match and keep their No 1 status, India were 53/3 at the end of Day 4