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Delhi Commonwealth Games village seriously compromised, says Fennell

New Delhi: Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell has expressed grave concern about the athletes’ village in New Delhi, saying that the facility is “seriously compromised”.

Fennell said that the state of the village has “shocked” many team officials ahead of the October 3-14 Games.

“Many issues remain unresolved,” The Age quoted Fennell, as saying in a statement.

“Many nations that have already sent their advanced parties to set up within the village have made it abundantly clear that … the Commonwealth Games village is seriously compromised.”

“The condition of the residential zone has shocked the majority … significant operational matters remained unaddressed,” he added.

Fennell has also written to the Indian government, and has called for immediate deployment of resources to fix problems.

According to reports, there is still a large amount of post-construction clean-up to be completed, along with issues surrounding cleanliness, plumbing, wiring, internet and mobile phones.

It is also believed that six nations- New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Wales and Canada – are assessing preparations for the Games.

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