Games fears 'ill-informed'

LONDON - Commonwealth Games chiefs hit back on Monday at what they said were "ill-informed" comments regarding security arrangements for the 2010 edition in Delhi in October.

LONDON - Commonwealth Games chiefs hit back on Monday at what they said were "ill-informed" comments regarding security arrangements for the 2010 edition in Delhi in October.

Last weekend Lloyd Bromfield, a security consultant who has worked at the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Olympics, warned of a "dangerous environment" in India and said he wouldn't want his family to be in Delhi during the Games.

"In my opinion, it is a dangerous environment, there is no way the Indian authorities can guarantee anything," Bromfield told Australia's News Limited media group.

"I wish the Commonwealth Games could go ahead and be safe and secure. But to be honest, I've got two sons, I wouldn't have them go there."

But the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said yesterday that it had deemed such comments as "ill-informed" and, based on advice from its own independent experts, security planning for the Games was "on track".

CGF president Michael Fennell said security was their highest priority. - Sapa-AFP

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