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Athletes entry lists kept secret

NEW DELHI: If only the ‘pull-outs' of even average athletes with no achievement has been hogging all the attention in the media, it's because the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has kept the entry lists of various disciplines as a ‘top secret.'

In no other tournament or Games is there room for such secrecy, and the various technical people associated with the conduct of the Games are still grappling with the uncertainty as they are not able to go through the procedures in making the schedules, etc., while the media is absolutely groping in the dark.

While CGF President Mike Fennell tried to side-step the issue by saying that the entries could be revealed only after the delegation registration was complete, the inconsistency of approach was exposed with badminton and squash already finishing the compilation of draws and making them public.

For the record, not even one-fourth of the 71 countries have completed the DRM (Delegation Registration Meeting), and they are not the only ones to compete in badminton and squash. Actually, all the Commonwealth Games Associations (CGA) had given their final entries by name on September 3 itself, and the international federations in each of the disciplines had completed their part with customary professionalism.

However, the international federations refused to part with the information, saying the CGF was not allowing them to do so. Fennell was honest in admitting that it was not the fault of the international federations, but insisted that the verification process had to be completed before going public with the lists.

He was also of the view that holding back the entries would ensure the avoidance of misleading information about the participation of some athletes who may not be part of the team when the delegation came to the registration stage. — Special Correspondent

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