20 Aug 2010

Comm Games organisers lose two sponsors

12:35 pm on 20 August 2010

Delhi Commonwealth Games organisers have lost two state-owned sponsors because of "negative publicity" surrounding the event from allegations of graft and mismanagement.

India, which hopes to showcase its growing global clout by staging a successful Games, is relying on state-run firms for sponsorship as private companies have largely stayed away.

The Games budget has ballooned to more than 17 times initial estimates.