14 Sep 2009

Commonwealth Games boss distressed at lack of progress in India

7:05 pm on 14 September 2009

The Commonwealth Games Federation president Mike Fennell has requested an urgent meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the slow pace of work ahead of next year's New Delhi games.

The CGF general assembly is due to meet in New Delhi early next month to assess the work a year ahead of the October 3rd to 14th games.

Construction of many venues, including the athletes' village, is behind schedule, forcing the postponement or shifting of many international meetings planned as test events.

Authorities are also planning elaborate security following militant attacks in Mumbai last November which killed 166 people and the ambush on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus in Lahore in March.