CWG in trouble; England, Wales set deadline

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London: Commonwealth Games plunged into deep trouble on September 23 after England admitted their participation is “on a knife-edge” while Scotland athletes delayed their departure to Delh,i and Wales set a deadline of on September 22 evening for the organizers to certify all venues and Games Village are safe.

A footbridge collapsed near the main venue of the Games on September 21, which injured more than a dozen people, and the desperate state of the Athletes’ Village — des-cribed but Com-monwealth officials of some countries as “unfit for human habitation” — has cast major doubts over foreign athletes turning up in India.

And now the collapse of a small portion of a false ceiling at the weightlifting arena added to the gloom surrounding the event.

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